Driving groundbreaking research. Improving lives.
Helping people with an MPN live a better quality of life as we work toward answers to prevention, progression and a cure for polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and myelofibrosis (MF) – blood cancers collectively known as myeloproliferative neoplasms.
MPNRF By the Numbers
What is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?
Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)
PMF is a chronic blood cancer in which excessive scar tissue forms in the bone marrow and impairs its ability to produce normal blood cells.
What is Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)?
Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)
Most commonly diagnosed in women over the age of 50, ET is associated with a proliferation of platelet precursors in the bone marrow and complications frequently include blood clotting and/or bleeding.
What is Polycythemia Vera (PV)?
Polycythemia Vera (PV)
The disease is most common in men over the age of 60, but anyone can develop PV. PV patients typically experience an elevated red blood cell count, an elevated platelet count and an enlarged spleen, especially over time.
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