Proposed Revision of WHO Diagnostic Criteria for MPNs

Synopsis of: An overview on CALR and CSF3R mutations and a proposal for revision of WHO diagnostic criteria for Myeloproliferative Neoplasms by Dr. Angela Fleischman We are rapidly learning more about the mutations acquired by cancer cells, this is particularly evident in blood malignancies. Most recently, calreticulin mutations have been identified in the majority of […]

ASH 2013 News on MPNs

This update is provided by the MPN Research Foundation  This year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting provided a bittersweet update on the progress of JAK inhibition therapy in the MPNs. As many readers already know, the Sanofi JAK inhibitor, which had completed Phase 3 trials and was well on its way to the FDA […]

CALR Mutated Essential Thrombocythemia is a distinct disease

JAK2 or CALR mutation status defines subtypes of ET with substantially different clinical course and outcomes Key Points JAK2 (V617F) mutated essential thrombocythemia and polycythemia vera are different phenotypes in the evolution of a single neoplasm CALR mutated essential thrombocythemia is a distinct disease entity not only at molecular level but also with respect to clinical outcomes Abstract Patients with […]

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