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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Recent News

  • AACR Annual Meeting MPN Highlights

    MPN NEWS | May 25, 2023

    While the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), held in April 2023, focused a great deal on understanding, decoding, and advocating for cancer health equity and inclusion, there were also significant scientific take-aways important to the treatment of MPNs.  One presentation by Haris Ali, MD, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center,… Read More »AACR Annual Meeting MPN Highlights


    Preventing Blood Clots in MPNs

    MPN NEWS | May 25, 2023

    Advancing Research: Preventing Blood Clots in MPNs Blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes are leading causes of death or disability in patients with MPNs, typically as a result of elevated platelets and/or red blood cells. Dr. Joan Beckman’s lab at the University of Minnesota is currently working to determine whether growth-arrest-specific 6 protein (Gas6) contributes… Read More »Preventing Blood Clots in MPNs


    Today’s Understanding of MPNs: Review Articles in ASH Journal Blood

    MPN NEWS | May 22, 2023

    Today’s Understanding of MPNs: Article Reviews in ASH Journal Blood The world’s current understanding of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) is showcased in a review of MPN articles published in the April 2023 issue of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) journal Blood (Vol 141 Number 16: April 20, 2023).  The articles describe the latest advances in the field… Read More »Today’s Understanding of MPNs: Review Articles in ASH Journal Blood

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