Letter From the Editor

September 2019

Dear Colleague,

In this month’s edition of our Updates on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) newsletter, I discuss the important topic of disease progression in MPNs in my video Q&A series. When a patient progresses from ET or PV to myelofibrosis or from an MPN to acute myeloid leukemia, he or she may present with classic laboratory changes or new symptoms, but sometimes the changes are subtle and can be easily overlooked. APPs must know which signs and symptoms to look for and how to spot them early.

Click here to view other video Q&As in this series, and send us your MPN-related questions via editor@advancedpractitioner.com.

Our featured resource, from our MPN Resources Center, is Building Blocks of Hope—a downloadable PDF that helps educate patients with MPNs and caregivers about the basics of disease state pathophysiology, diagnostic processes, symptoms of the disease, and treatment options. It also provides patient-focused resources for social support.

Don’t forget to also check out the latest news and research in the field of MPN management and care that we’ve gathered from around the internet to help inform your daily practice.

Please send any comments or suggestions you have about our newsletter to editor@advancedpractitioner.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


Lindsey Lyle, MS, PA-C

Senior Instructor, Blood Cancers and Bone Marrow Transplant Program

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus


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