At left: Ann Brazeau at MPN Awareness Day, Sept. 12 in Atlanta.
- September 12th – Atlanta, GA. National MPN Awareness Day. (Videos and summary)
- Next event: January 8, 2014 in Washington DC.
Learn about clinical trials currently in progress for
myelofibrosis (MF), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and polycythemia vera (PV).
Get the latest news on MPN research, clinical trials, treatments, education, and advocacy.
- CTI Announces Data Presentations at the 55th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
- Geron’s Imetelstat Data in Myelofibrosis: 4 CRs, 1 PR. But Are These Responses Real? (Update)
- Need Help Paying for MPN Treatment?
- Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Myelofibrosis
- Trial results presentation scheduled for imetelstat
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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.