Myeloproliferative Disorders

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Myeloproliferative Disorders

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Partner. Advocate. Friend. At the MPN Research Foundation, we’re committed to standing with you in the fight against polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and myelofibrosis (MF) – the group of blood cancers collectively known as myeloproliferative neoplasms.

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Learn about research studies for a study medication targeting Myelofibrosis.


Jakafi is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with polycythemia vera who have already taken a medicine called hydroxyurea and it did not work well enough or they could not tolerate it. Jakafi is used to treat adults with certain types of myelofibrosis.

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Myeloproliferative disorders – sometimes called myeloproliferative neoplasms – are cancer-like diseases in which too many blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. This hinders the normal production of blood cells. The excess blood cells can also disrupt the function of the blood.


Chronic myeloproliferative disorders are a group of slow-growing blood cancers in which the bone marrow makes too many abnormal red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets, which accumulate in the blood.

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