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MPN Cancer Connection

 

Welcome to MPN Cancer Connection, where a brighter future for MPN treatments shines on the horizon with opportunity and resources for improved patient care.

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What Are Myeloproliferative Neoplasms?

Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are a group of diseases that affect blood-cell formation. In all forms of MPN, a bone marrow problem leads to increased levels of blood cells circulating in the bloodstream.

 
1) “Myelo” refers to bone marrow, which is the body’s blood-cell factory.
2) “Proliferative” refers to the rapid growth and production of cells.
3) “Myeloproliferative” means increased growth and production of bone marrow and blood cells.
4) “Neoplasm” means an abnormal growth of cells, especially as a characteristic of cancer.
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Learn more about MPN (Myeloproliferative Neoplasms)
David Wallace, the founder of MPN-CC and PV Reporter, on location at the 2015 American Society of Hematology (ASH) conference. Carol Preston talks with David about his work providing comprehensive MPN resources to patients and his positive outlook on combination therapies. Check out the video as it provides a nice overview of present and future projects.
Ruben Mesa, M.D., Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, shares an update on the latest Myeloproliferative Neoplasm research and treatment for 2016.

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August 17, 2016
CRISPR being studied for cancer treatment

Scientists are going to use CRISPR on humans next month to try and cure cancer

Scientists in China are about to become the first to use the game-changing gene-editing technology Crispr-Cas9 on humans. Last week, Nature reported that researchers at Sichuan […]
August 16, 2016
Judith Shizuru, Phd

Bone Marrow transplant without using chemo – Scientists create a safer way

Scientists have devised a way to destroy blood stem cells in mice without using chemotherapy or radiotherapy, both of which have toxic side effects. Blood stem […]
August 15, 2016
physical activity beneficial for MPNs

Physical Activity a Nonpharmacological Approach in Symptom Management in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Conclusions: MPN patients are understudied and there are currently no studies that have explored the effects of physical activity on sympton burden and QoL in these […]