Items Tagged ‘Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN’

December 1st, 2016

Duration of Blood Storage Does Not Affect Outcomes for Patients Requiring Blood Transfusions

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The length of time that blood is stored prior to a blood transfusion, within normal ranges, does not appear to affect mortality among patients requiring transfusions. These results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many patients with cancer require red blood cell transfusions, either in response to the disease itself, or […]

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Tags: Blood transfusions, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, long-term, Multiple Myeloma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, short-term, storage


October 10th, 2016

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Greatly Affect Patient Quality of Life

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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 neoplasms (MPN) are a related group of blood cancers. In these disorders, the bone marrow cells that produce blood cells develop and function abnormally. The three […]

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Tags: essential thrombocythemia, ET, mpn, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, PMF, polycythemia vera, primary myelofibrosis, PV


June 21st, 2016

Jakafi Superior to Standard Treatment in Polycythemia Vera

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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 of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Copenhagen, Denmark. PV is a type of myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) in which the body produces a larger than normal amount of […]

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Tags: jakafi, mpn, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, PV, ruxolitinib


June 7th, 2016

Jakafi Significantly Improves Long-Term Outcomes in Myelofibrosis

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The agent Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) has demonstrated significant improvements in long-term outcomes for patients diagnosed with myelofibrosis. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Myelofibrosis (MF) is a type of blood cancer known as a myeloproliferative neoplasm that is chronic and progressive in nature. It involves the […]

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Tags: 2016, asco, blood cancer, COMFORT 1, jakafi, myelofibrosis, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News


April 27th, 2016

Pacritinib Development in Myelofibrosis Placed on Clinical Hold by the FDA

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The investigative agent, pacritinib, being evaluated for treatment of myelofibrosis has been placed on full clinical hold by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All trials including treatment involving pacritinib have been stopped, and the New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for pacritinib has been withdrawn.1 Myelofibrosis is a type of blood […]

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Tags: clinical hold, fda, mpn, myelofibrosis, myeloproliferative neoplasm, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, NDA, News, pacritinib, withdrawn


February 10th, 2016

Year in Review: Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

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Individuals dealing with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), including polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and myelofibrosis, typically experience difficult symptoms, life-threatening complications, and are at risk of progression to acute leukemia. The development and approval of the JAK2 inhibitor Jakafi® (Ruxolitinib) has led to more effective management of these symptoms in many patients with PV, positively […]

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Tags: essential thrombocythemia, jakafi, mpn, myelofibrosis, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, research, review


December 29th, 2015

All Symptomatic Polycythemia Vera Patients May Benefit From Treatment with a JAK2 Inhibitor

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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 which is often under appreciated by family and providers. Until recently, PV patients’ only treatment options were phlebotomy and hydroxyurea (HU). However, the development and approval […]

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Tags: jakafi, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, PV, ruxolitinib, treatment


July 7th, 2015

Jakafi® Appears Safe and Effective in Long-Term Disease Control in Polycythemia Vera

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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 in Vienna, Austria, June 11–14, 2015.[1] Polycythemia vera is a slow-growing type of blood cancer that belongs to a group of blood disorders called […]

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Tags: blood cancer, clinical trials, hydrea, jakafi, MPNs, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, PV, ruxolitinib


April 21st, 2015

What you Need to Know about Itching and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

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What you Need to Know about Itching and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms If you have been diagnosed with myelofibrosis or polycythemia vera, you may have experienced itching as a side effect. Itching occurs as a result of the activity of cytokines (small proteins involved in cell signaling) associated with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) and because a certain type […]

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Tags: itching, jakafi, mpn, myelofibrosis, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, ruxolutinib


April 14th, 2015

Jakafi® Provides Important Symptom Relief in Patients with Polycythemia Vera

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A Phase III trial finds that Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) more effectively controls symptoms than standard therapy for patients with polycythemia vera (PV). These findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Polycythemia vera is a slow-growing type of blood cancer that belongs to a group of blood disorders called myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). In these […]

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Tags: blood cancer, hydrea, hydroxyurea, improvement, jakafi, mpn, myeloproliferative neoplasms, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, ruxolitinib


March 25th, 2015

Pacritinib May Be Effective against Myelofibrosis without Risk of Myelosuppression

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The investigational agent pacritinib appears active against myelofibrosis without the risk of myelosuppression, a common side effect of many drugs used to treat myelofibrosis and other myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). The developers of pacritinib, CTI BioPharma Corp and Baxter International Inc, announced these findings from a Phase III clinical trial called PERSIST-1. Myelofibrosis is a type […]

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Tags: blood cancer, mpn, myelofibrosis, myeloproliferative neoplasms, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, pacritinib, PERSIST-1, research


February 17th, 2015

Phase III Trial Finds Jakafi Superior to Standard Therapy for Polycythemia Vera

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A Phase III trial finds that Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) is more effective than standard therapy for patients with polycythemia vera (PV). These findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Polycythemia vera is a slow-growing type of blood cancer that belongs to a group of blood disorders called myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). In these disorders, […]

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Tags: hydrea, hydroxyurea, jak1, JAK2, jakafi, mpn, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, myeloproliferative neoplastms, News, polycythemia vera, PV, PV treatment


January 22nd, 2015

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Making Progress in Polycythemia Vera and Myelofibrosis

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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) are a related group of blood cancers. In these disorders, the bone marrow cells that produce blood cells develop and function abnormally. The three main types of MPN are polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET), and primary myelofibrosis (PMF). In addition to developing on its own, myelofibrosis may also develop as a […]

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Tags: jakafi, mpn, myelofibrosis, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, PV


December 16th, 2014

Jakafi® Helps Maintain Blood Cells Levels in Polycythemia Vera

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CancerConnect News: A new drug called Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) appears to help patients with polycythemia vera (PV) maintain hematocrit control more effectively than best available therapy. These findings were presented at the 56th American Hematology Society Annual Meeting and Exposition, December 6–9, 2014, in San Francisco, California.[1] Polycythemia vera is a slow-growing type of blood cancer […]

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Tags: jakafi, mpn, myeloproliferative neoplasms, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, PV, ruxolitinib


December 15th, 2014

Switching from Best Available Therapy to Jakafi® Improves Outcomes in Polycythemia Vera

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Patients with polycythemia vera (PV) who begin treatment with best available therapy and then switch to treatment with Jakafi® (ruxolitinib) experience improved outcomes. These findings were presented at the 56th American Hematological Society Annual Meeting and Exposition, December 6–9, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Polycythemia vera is a slow-growing type of blood cancer that belongs […]

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Tags: jakafi, mpn, myeloproliferative neoplasms, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms MPN, News, polycythemia vera, PV