Myelofibrosis

Common Name(s)

Myelofibrosis

Myelofibrosis is a disorder of the bone marrow, in which the marrow is replaced by fibrous (scar) tissue.  Scarring of the bone marrow causes anemia, which can lead to fatigue and weakness, as well as pooling of the blood in abnormal sites like the liver and spleen, causing these organs to swell. Although myelofibrosis can occur at any age, it typically develops after the age of 50.  In most cases, myelofibrosis gets progressively worse. Treatment is aimed at relieving signs and symptoms and may include medications, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.    
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Myelofibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

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MPDSUPPORT.ORG

Since 1994, our MPD-SUPPORT web site and free support email list offers interesting information on chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, myelodysplasia, and myelofibrosis. Anyone - patient, family member, or health professional, is welcome to join our growing list of subscribers. Our archives are available for you to research information.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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MPN Research Foundation

The primary mission of the MPN Research Foundation is to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments -- and eventually a cure -- for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).In addition, the MPN Research Foundation promotes collaboration in the scientific community to accelerate research, and serves as a powerful advocacy group for patients and their families

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Myelofibrosis" for support, advocacy or research.

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MPDSUPPORT.ORG

Since 1994, our MPD-SUPPORT web site and free support email list offers interesting information on chronic myelogenous leukemia, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, agnogenic myeloid metaplasia, myelodysplasia, and myelofibrosis. Anyone - patient, family member, or health professional, is welcome to join our growing list of subscribers. Our archives are available for you to research information.

http://www.mpdsupport.org

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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MPN Research Foundation

The primary mission of the MPN Research Foundation is to stimulate original research in pursuit of new treatments -- and eventually a cure -- for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and myelofibrosis, known collectively as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).In addition, the MPN Research Foundation promotes collaboration in the scientific community to accelerate research, and serves as a powerful advocacy group for patients and their families

http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Bone Marrow Transplant Link

The mission of the National Bone Marrow Transplant Link is to help patients, caregivers, and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplant from diagnosis through survivorship by providing vital information and personalized support services.

http://www.nbmtlink.org

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Myelofibrosis" returned 372 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

JAK inhibitor in CALR-mutant myelofibrosis.
 

Author(s): Mario Cazzola, Robert Kralovics

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Mar;370(12):1169.

 

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2014

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Transcriptional profiling of whole blood identifies a unique 5-gene signature for myelofibrosis and imminent myelofibrosis transformation.
 

Author(s): Hans Carl Hasselbalch, Vibe Skov, Thomas Stauffer Larsen, Mads Thomassen, Caroline Hasselbalch Riley, Morten K Jensen, Ole Weis Bjerrum, Torben A Kruse

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Identifying a distinct gene signature for myelofibrosis may yield novel information of the genes, which are responsible for progression of essential thrombocythemia and polycythemia vera towards myelofibrosis. We aimed at identifying a simple gene signature - composed of a few genes ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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A phase II study of vorinostat (MK-0683) in patients with primary myelofibrosis and post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis.
 

Author(s): Christen L Andersen, Nana B Mortensen, Tobias W Klausen, Hanne Vestergaard, Ole W Bjerrum, Hans C Hasselbalch

Journal: Haematologica. 2014 Jan;99(1):e5-7.

 

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2014

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The terms "Myelofibrosis" returned 42 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Are we altering the natural history of primary myelofibrosis?
 

Author(s): Michael R Savona

Journal: Leuk. Res.. 2014 Sep;38(9):1004-12.

 

Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a clonal hematologic malignancy with a variable disease course; survival ranges from months to years. Historically, only allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) has demonstrated an ability to alter the natural history of PMF, but ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2014

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Beyond JAK inhibitor therapy in myelofibrosis.
 

Author(s): Olatoyosi Odenike

Journal: Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2013 ;2013():545-52.

 

Myelofibrosis (MF), including primary MF, postpolycythemia vera MF, and postessential thrombocythemia MF, is a clonal stem cell disorder characterized by BM fibrosis, extramedullary hematopoiesis, and a variable propensity to transform into acute leukemia. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2013

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Optimizing management of ruxolitinib in patients with myelofibrosis: the need for individualized dosing.
 

Author(s): Ruben A Mesa, Jorge Cortes

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Ruxolitinib, an oral JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor, is approved in the US for patients with intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis (MF), a chronic neoplasm associated with aberrant myeloproliferation, progressive bone marrow fibrosis, splenomegaly, and burdensome symptoms. Phase III clinical ...

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

INC424 for Patients With Myelofibrosis, Post Polycythemia Myelofibrosis or Post-essential Thrombocythemia Myelofibrosis
 

Status: Available

Condition Summary: Myelofibrosis (PMF); Post Polycythemia Myelofibrosis (PPV MF); Post-essential Thrombocythemia Myelofibrosis (PET-MF); Myelofibrosis; Post Polycythemia Myelofibrosis; Post-essential Thrombocythemia Myelofibrosis

 

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2014

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Oral Pacritinib Versus Best Available Therapy to Treat Myelofibrosis With Thrombocytopenia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Myelofibrosis; Post-polycythemia Vera Myelofibrosis; Post-essential Thrombocythemia Myelofibrosis

 

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2014

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Safety and Tolerability Study of Oral NS-018 in Patients With Primary Myelofibrosis (MF), Post-polycythemia Vera MF or Post-essential Thrombocythemia MF
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Myelofibrosis; Post-Polycythemic Vera Myelofibrosis; Post-Essential Thrombocythemia Myelofibrosis

 

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2014

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