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What Is This Rare Blood Cancer That Can Cause the Blood to Thicken?

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Today on the CBS program, “The Doctors,” Dr. Travis sits down with Matt, a polycythemia vera patient, and his physical Dr. Ellen Ritchie.

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U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review for Fedratinib - New Drug Application in Myelofibrosis

MPN News | 3/5/19

In a press release published today, Celgene Corporation announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a Priority Review for Fedratinib.

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It's Rare Disease day AND a MATCH day!

MPN News | 2/28/19

The MPN Research Foundation is doing our part to advocate for the MPN patient population. The needs of patients are first and foremost in our minds when we choose what researchers to support, have conversations with the FDA, and raise awareness about these rare blood cancers.

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Exciting Announcement from MPNRF!

MPN News | 2/19/19

This fall, in collaboration with MPN Advocacy & Education Int'l, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, MPNRF will be holding an externally led patient-focused drug development (PFDD) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Breaking news on ropeginterferon for PV patients

MPN News | 2/21/19

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Constellation Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on MANIFEST Clinical Trial of CPI-0610 in Myelofibrosis, Reviews 2018 Accomplishments, and Announces 2019 Data Disclosure Plans for Lead Programs

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​Constellation Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on MANIFEST Clinical Trial of CPI-0610 in Myelofibrosis, Reviews 2018 Accomplishments, and Announces 2019 Data Disclosure Plans for Lead Programs

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Long-term outcome after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for myelofibrosis.

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Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant remains the only curative treatment for myelofibrosis. Most post-transplantation events occur during the first 2 years and hence we aimed to analyze the outcome of 2-year disease-free survivors.

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MIPSS70+ v2.0 predicts long-term survival in myelofibrosis after allogeneic HCT with the Flu/Mel conditioning regimen

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Although allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) is the only curative treatment for myelofibrosis (MF), data are limited on how molecular markers predict transplantation outcomes. We retrospectively evaluated transplantation outcomes of 110 consecutive MF patients who underwent allo-HCT with a fludarabine/melphalan (Flu/Mel) conditioning regimen at our center and assessed the impact of molecular markers on outcomes based on a 72-gene next-generation sequencing panel and Mutation-Enhanced International Prognostic Scoring System 70+ v2.0 (MIPSS70+ v2.0).

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New Predictive Model Developed for Leukemic Transformation in Primary Myelofibrosis

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"Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) can be treated with allogenic stem cell transplant (which can cure the disease or prolong survival) or with drug therapy, splenectomy, and radiation. Determining the appropriate time for a transplant is an important objective in tailoring treatment to the individual patient, and currently, the mutation- and karyotype-enhanced prognostic scoring system (MIPSS70 + version 2.0), a risk model for overall survival, is one tool used to do so. A recent study sought to develop a complementary, robust predictive model for patients whose disease will transform into acute myeloid leukemia, a complication that is associated with a poor prognosis."

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Vitamin D receptor-mediated skewed differentiation of macrophages initiates myelofibrosis and subsequent osteosclerosis.

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Myelofibrosis in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) with mutations such as JAK2V617F is an unfavorable sign for uncontrollable disease progression in the clinic and is complicated with osteosclerosis whose pathogenesis is largely unknown. Because several studies have revealed that macrophages are indispensable supporter for bone forming osteoblasts, we speculated that macrophages might play a significant role in the proliferation of collagen-producing myofibroblasts in marrow fibrotic tissues. Here, we show that myelofibrosis critically depends on macrophages whose differentiation is skewed by vitamin D receptor (VDR) signaling.

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Differential effect of inhibitory strategies of the V617 mutant of JAK2 on cytokine receptor signaling.

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Background: Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2) plays pivotal roles in signaling by several cytokine receptors. The mutant JAK2 V617F is the most common molecular event associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms. Selective targeting of the mutant would be ideal for treating these pathologies by sparing essential JAK2 functions.

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Targeting compensatory MEK/ERK activation increases JAK inhibitor efficacy in myeloproliferative neoplasms.

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Constitutive JAK2 signaling is central to myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) pathogenesis and results in activation of STAT, PI3K/AKT, and MEK/ERK signaling. However, the therapeutic efficacy of current JAK2 inhibitors is limited.

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Malignant bone marrow disease: New hope for MPN patients

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"Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are still difficult to treat. A team from Vetmeduni Vienna and the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences/Medical University of Vienna has discovered a new therapeutic approach that could fundamentally change this situation, as evidenced by a study that was published recently in the academic journal Blood."

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Are you ready to roll up your sleeves?

MPN News | 2/12/18

The MPN Research Foundation is doing our part to advocate for the MPN patient population. The needs of patients are first and foremost in our minds when we choose what researchers to support, have conversations with the FDA, and raise awareness about these rare blood cancers.

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Rare Disease Day 2019 Kickoff

MPN News | 2/4/18

#BecomeAnAdvocate #ShowYourStripes #RareDiseaseDay #MPNRF

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