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We are pleased to bring you our new monthly newsletter. Stay informed and updated on issues related to myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia via monthly email.       View our most recent issue.

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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

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Science Advisor: Dr. Ruben Mesa

Our scientific advisor is Dr. Ruben Mesa of the Mayo Clinic.  He is a frequent speaker at our events.  Read more about Dr. Mesa.



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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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