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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 2017.

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January 29, 2017
ruxolitinib and pegasys for treating MPNs

Dr Mesa and Dr Mikhael Discuss Latest MPN Research 2017

A Solid Summary on the Latest MPN Research in 2017 Drs. Joseph R. Mikhael and Ruben A. Mesa analyze and discuss pertinent clinical studies and late […]
January 2, 2017

Dying for Answers – Radiation Link to Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Long Term Exposure to Radiation puts you at higher risk for MPN The Savannah River Site is on a list of qualified places for Special Exposure […]
December 21, 2016
MPN survey ET

Survey Seeking Essential Thrombocythemia Patients to Share Their Experiences

A survey is being conducted to learn more about the most common symptoms experienced by ET patients, and how these symptoms affect the lives of patients.  […]