- February 25, 2016-Washington DC/Bethesda,MD
- March 17, 2016-San Mateo, CA
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- Pacritinib May Offer New Option for Tackling MF in Patients With Cytopenias
- Washington, DC/Bethesda, February 25, 2016
- CMS finalizing changes for Medicare Coverage of Stem Cell Transplant for MF patients
- Incyte Announces Decision to Stop Phase 2 Sub-study of Ruxolitinib Plus Regorafenib in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and High CRP
- European Commission Grants Orphan Designation for Imetelstat to treat MF
- Arthritis Drug Successful in Blood Cancer Treatment
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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.