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- Jefferson Seeks Patients for Cancer Drug Trial (7/20/15)
- Ruxolitinib useful for long-term treatment of PV (7/7/15)
- Prior MPN Associated with Poor Outlook in Patients with New Primary Cancers( 7/3/15)
- ASCO 2015: Updates on Polycythemia Vera Updates from Experts (6/10/15)
- Arthritis Drug Could Be Used to Treat Blood Cancer Sufferers (7/7/15)
- Novartis announces data show majority of patients with PV treated with Jakavi(R) achieved long-term disease control (6/16/15)
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Science Advisor: Ruben Mesa
Dr. Mesa was one of the featured speakers at the Washington D.C. Patient Education Symposium held in March 2015.
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.