Essential Thrombocythemia


When Good Cells Go Bad (February 20, 2017)

By Kari Bohlke, ScD Cancer. The word has taken on a meaning that extends beyond the medical definition. Cancer is deadly; it is dangerous; it means bad news. But when we hear the words, “You have cancer,”... Continue Reading

Interferon No Better Than Hydroxyurea and Associated with Worse Side Effects in Polycythemia Vera and Essential Thrombocythemia (December 16, 2016)

The use of interferon as initial therapy in MPN is associated with worsening side effects the longer it is used for treatment. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American... Continue Reading

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Greatly Affect Patient Quality of Life (October 10, 2016)

According to results from the myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) Landmark survey, MPN’s negatively affect the quality of life and overall health of patients even a year before their diagnosis. Myeloproliferative... Continue Reading

About PCROWD, Dana-Farber’s tissue-banking study for patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Smoldering Multiple Myeloma, Smoldering Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulemia, and Early Myelodysplastic Syndromes (June 27, 2016)

PCROWD (“Precursor CROWDsourcing”) – a tissue banking and clinical information study and repository – is an indispensable component of the blood cancer research pipeline. The main objective... Continue Reading

MPN Research Foundation Launches CancerConnect Social Media Platform (March 2, 2016)

Austin TX/Sun Valley ID– With the launch of the CancerConnect online community, the MPN Research Foundation (MPNRF) now offers a specialized social network for individuals affected by myeloproliferative... Continue Reading

Year in Review: Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (February 10, 2016)

Individuals dealing with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and myelofibrosis, typically experience difficult symptoms, life-threatening... Continue Reading

MPN Clinical Trial Highlights (August 5, 2015)

Clinical trials are studies that evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs or treatment strategies. Future progress in the treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) will result from the continued... Continue Reading

Treatment of Essential Thrombocythemia (February 20, 2015)

The need for treatment and choice of treatment depends in part on a patient’s risk of blood clots.2 Patients who are older or who have history of blood clots are considered high-risk and may require... Continue Reading

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dr. Ruben Mesa (February 20, 2015)

Your Questions Answered on Essential Thrombocythemia Dr. Mesa is a medical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, where he is committed to improving therapies and quality of life for patients with... Continue Reading

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