• Join Us in Hawaii

    Do you have Myelofibrosis, Essential Thrombocythemia, or Polycythemia Vera?
    If so, please join us in Honolulu, Hawaii for an
    MPN Educational Symposium on April 23, 2015

    Guest Speakers:
    Dr. Ruben Mesa, M.D.
    Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale, AZ
    Dr. Laura Michaelis, M.D.
    Medical College of Wisconsin, WI

    Additional MPN Experts to be Announced

    This program is offered free of charge however you must pre-register.
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    The Journey From Diagnosis To Treatment And A Healthier Lifestyle

    With: Ann Brazeau, CEO- MPN Advocacy and Education International
    And Dr. Ruben Mesa, MD- Mayo Clinic

    Click on slide to watch full interview.

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    Thank you to all who attended.

    The Washington D.C. Patient Education Symposium

    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Westin City-Center, Washington DC

    •Dr. Ruben Mesa, MD- Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, AZ
    •Dr. Laura Michaelis, MD- Medical College of Wisconsin
    •Dr. Raajit Rampalr, MD, PhD- Memorial Sloan Kettering, NY
    -Dr. John Crispino, PhD- Northwestern Memorial, Chicago, IL
    •Amy Niles, Patient Advocacy- Patient Access Network (PAN)

    This event is free to attend but you must pre-register. Click on slide for information.

    Click on this slide for more information.

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    Women and MPNs

    Meet the women in the trenches of MPNs. A new profile of MPNs is emerging, as younger patients are being diagnosed and new issues are being recognized by the MPN medical community who see women experiencing additional challenges who have myelofibrosis, essential thrombocythemia, and polycythemia vera.

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    Are You a Vietnam Veteran?

    Do You Have Myelofibrosis (MF), Polycythemia Vera (PV) or Essential Thrombocythemia (ET)?

    Were you exposed to Agent Orange?

    If so please contact us at:
    517.899.6889 or email Ann Brazeau at abrazeau@mpnadvocacy.com

    For additional information and to read Vietnam Veteran Barry's story click on the title above.

Educational Events

Ruben Mesa

Pictured at left is Dr. Ruben Mesa, Mayo Clinic, our Scientific Advisor.

Our next Patient Education Symposium is March 19, 2015 in Washington DC.

Join us in Hawaii on April 23, 2015.

Calendar of Events


Patient & Caregiver Support


Join with other patients to learn more about your disease and treatment options through an in-person or online support group. Many major cities throughout the United States and internationally host regular meetings. Contact Ann Brazeau if you are interested in establishing a new Support Group for your area : 517.899.6889  abrazeau@mpnadvocacy.com
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Science Advisor: Ruben Mesa

Our scientific advisor is Dr. Ruben Mesa of the Mayo Clinic. Read his latest update: MPN Highlights from the American Society of Hematology

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What is a myeloproliferative neoplasm? MPNs are a group of rare blood cancers that overproduce blood cells in the bone marrow, and are caused by genetic mutations in the blood stem cells:

  • Myelofibrosis is a rare bone marrow cancer. Bone marrow cells that produce blood cells develop and function abnormally resulting in fibrous scar tissue formation.
  • Polycythemia Vera is a disorder in which the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells. It may also result in the production of too many other types of blood cells – white blood cells and platelets.
  • Essential Thrombocythemia causes the body to produce too many blood platelets-thrombocytes. It can cause abnormal clotting or bleeding. The bone marrow makes too many platelet-forming cells or megakaryocytes, which release platelets into your blood.

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