Polycythemia Vera


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

Jakafi Superior to Standard Treatment in Polycythemia Vera (June 21, 2016)

Treatment with Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) was superior to best available treatment among patients with inadequately controlled polycythemia vera (PV). These results were recently presented at the 21st Congress... Continue Reading

Polycythemia Vera Today (May 19, 2016)

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a type of blood cancer known as a myeloproliferative neoplasm. It involves the abnormal development and function of bone marrow cells that produce blood cells, and leads to the... 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

All Symptomatic Polycythemia Vera Patients May Benefit From Treatment with a JAK2 Inhibitor (December 29, 2015)

Patients with polycythemia vera (PV) experience significant symptoms characterized by fatigue, itching, night sweats, bone pain, fever, and undesired weight loss that contribute to a poor quality of life... 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

Jakafi® Appears Safe and Effective in Long-Term Disease Control in Polycythemia Vera (July 7, 2015)

In patients with polycythemia vera (PV), the drug Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) can help control disease at least one year. These findings were presented at the 20th Congress of the European Hematology Association... Continue Reading

Polycythemia Vera Patients Provide Important Insight to Improve Outcomes (March 27, 2015)

Sun Valley, Idaho and Fort Worth, Texas – OmniHealth Media announces the opportunity for polycythemia vera patients to share treatment experience and insight about current and future treatment of PV.... Continue Reading

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