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PR Newswire (press release)...a mutated form of which has been implicated in a variety of MPNs including myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia. ...

Life Central | Polycythemia.  -  ‎Nov 16, 2009‎
PR-inside.com (press release)Polycythemia is defined as an increase in red blood cells in the body. It occurs more often in adults over age 50, but has a range of ages from 15 to 90. ...

Polycythemia vera as a presentation of renal angiomyolipoma: a case report  -  ‎Oct 31, 2009‎
7thSpace Interactive (press release)This report describes a rare case of a woman diagnosed with renal angiomyolipoma and polycythemia vera. The report discusses the differential diagnosis ...

Incyte Beats Estimates Marginally  -  ‎Nov 9, 2009‎
Zacks.comThe oral formulation of the compound is undergoing phase III trials for the treatment of myelofibrosis, Polycythemia Vera and Essential Thrombocythemia. ...

Blood Cancer Meeting Abstracts Released: BioBuzz  -  ‎Nov 10, 2009‎
TheStreet.com...s(INCY Quote) INCB018424 in patients with Advanced Polycythemia Vera (PV) and Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) Refractory to Hydroxyurea is being called ...

Health Matters : What is Retinal Vein Occlusion ?  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung)Some conditions which can produce this state are inherited disorders, smoking, use of estrogen and polycythemia. Hypertension and atherosclerosis may damage ...

Incyte Reports Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides Update on ...  -  ‎Nov 5, 2009‎
ReutersPolycythemia Vera and Essential Thrombocythemia * Continued patient enrollment of the Phase III registration trials, COMFORT-I and COMFORT- II. ...

Social activist Yonni Chapman dies  -  ‎Oct 29, 2009‎
Durham Herald SunHe battled Polycythemia Vera, a myeloproliferative disorder, which is a blood cancer in the leukemia family, for 29 years. “We all feel lucky to have had ...

Wicked Local photo/Laurie Govoni Enos  -  ‎Nov 7, 2009‎
Old Colony Memorial and Plymouth BulletinHickman, 55, is suffering from polycythemia ruba vera, a rare blood disease. The only cure for PV is a bone marrow transplant. His life expectancy without a ...

Forschen in Amerika  -  ‎Nov 18, 2009‎
BohmannSie überzeugte mit ihrer Publikation "Efficacy of TG101348, a Selective JAK2 Inhibitor, in Treatment of a Murine Model of JAK2V617F-Induced Polycythemia ...

Österreichische Ehrungen für Nachwuchswissenschafter in Nordamerika  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
APA OTS (Pressemitteilung)...a Selective JAK2 Inhibitor, in Treatment of a Murine Model of JAK2V617F-Induced Polycythemia Vera" (erschienen im Journal: Cancer Cell 13, 1-10, ...

Ruptured artery possible cause of stroke  -  07 Aug 2009
SunJournal.comDONOHUE: My nephew, 49, had some tests and has been determined to have a blood disease called polycythemia vera. We are desperate to know if it is treatable

Too many red blood cells create problems  -  07 Aug 2009
SunJournal.comDONOHUE: My husband just returned from the doctor with a possible diagnosis of polycythemia. Neither he nor I know anything about this.

Swallowing difficulty could be a new illness  -  07 Aug 2009
SunJournal.comHis brother died two years ago of polycythemia. I know both have to do with the bone marrow. What are the differences? - EW ANSWER: "Myelo" here refers to

Taste is inextricably linked with smell  -  07 Aug 2009
SunJournal.comANSWER: Your doctor thinks you have polycythemia (POL-ee-sigh-THEME-ee-uh), a condition where there are too many red and white blood cells and blood

New Drug For Children With High-risk Leukemia  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
Science Daily (press release)According to Dr. Izraeli, a similar mutation of the JAK2 in Down syndrome and leukemia causes Polycythemia Vera, a disease common in adults that leads to

Status of cancer cluster investigations around the country  -  ‎Aug 1, 2009‎
Palm Beach PostImpact: Dozens have rare form of cancer called Polycythemia Vera, which causes excess red blood cell production. Cause: Under investigation.

Drug Alternative Childhood Leukemia Chemo Developed  -  ‎Aug 2, 2009‎
MedIndiaAccording to Izraeli, a similar mutation of the JAK2 in Down syndrome and leukemia causes Polycythemia Vera, a disease common in adults that leads to the

Goiter product of berserk immune system  -  ‎Aug 5, 2009‎
Alexandria Town TalkUlcerative colitis; Crohn's disease -- an inflammation of the digestive tract; thyroid illnesses; and polycythemia -- a blood disease -- are examples of

Incyte Corporation Q2 2009 Earnings Call Transcript  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
Seeking AlphaCOMFORT-I is expected to enroll 240 patients with other primary myelofibrosis post-polycythemia vera MF or post-essential thrombocythemia MF using

West Virginia Redefines Dirty Energy as 'Alternative'  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
SolveClimateIn fact, the specific genetic mutation involved in polycythemia vera has been linked to PAH exposure. And because radioactive elements are found in waste

Tracking a rare cancer  -  ‎Jul 27, 2009‎
Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderBetween 2001 and 2005, 97 cases of the rare blood disease polycythemia vera were reported to the state cancer registry in Luzerne, Schuylkill and Carbon

Drexel professor investigates rare blood cancer  -  ‎Jul 31, 2009‎
Drexel University The Triangle OnlinePolycythemia Vera, which is diagnosed in 1 in 100000 people annually, is classified as a cancer because stem cells in the bone marrow do not respond to the

Morning Movers 7/21: JDAS, PKG, INCY, LAB, LXRX, CGEN Higher; RF ...  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
StreetInsider.com (subscription)INCB18424, in patients with primary myelofibrosis, post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis or post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis.

xtremepicks.com: www.Xtremepicks.Com: Xtremepicks Alerts For ...  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)...in patients with primary myelofibrosis (PMF), post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis (PPV-MF) or post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis (PET-MF).

BiomedReports: News and FDA Updates for Thermo Fisher (NYSE:TMO ...  -  ‎Jul 22, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)...in patients with primary myelofibrosis (PMF), post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis (PPV-MF) or post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis (PET-MF).

Incyte Reaches Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment  -  ‎Jul 25, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)...in patients with primary myelofibrosis (PMF), post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis (PPV-MF) or post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis (PET-MF).

Covidien recalls sodium chromate Cr-51 injection  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
pharmabiz.comIncreased red blood cell volume is associated with a disease known as Polycythemia rubra vera, which is diagnosed by relying on various blood and other test

Incyte Reaches Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment ...  -  ‎Jul 21, 2009‎
FOXBusinessMyelofibrosis is part of a related group of hematological neoplasms called myeloproliferative disorders that includes myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and

Incyte (INCY) Reports In-Line Q2 Loss of $0.41; Provides Update on ...  -  ‎Jul 30, 2009‎
StreetInsider.com (subscription)240 patients with primary myelofibrosis (PMF), post polycythemia vera myelofibrosis (PPV-MF) and post essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis (PET-MF).

Discovery of new drug for acute childhood leukemia  -  ‎Jul 29, 2009‎
HealthJockey.comA team of experts from the Tel Aviv University are believed to have discovered a new alternative to the use of chemotherapy in children with acute leukemia.

Signaling Pathway May Be CML Therapy Target  -  Dec 26, 2008
MedPage Today,26 -- New therapeutic approaches to two myeloproliferative disorders, chronic myeloid leukemia and polycythemia vera, may emerg,e from a series of cellular

Inhibition of the Bcl-x L Deamidation Pathway in ...  -  Dec 24, 2008
New England Journal of Medicine (subscription),Results The Bcl-x L deamidation pathway was inhibited in myeloid cells, but not T cells, in patients with CML or polycythemia vera.

Research and Markets: A Competitor Analysis for Janus Kinase (JAK ...  -  Dec 10, 2008
MarketWatchThe most advanced JAK2 inhibitors are also being evaluated in phase II trials for myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia.

Health care for all: How to get involved  -  Dec 2, 2008
Kansas City Star,I traveled to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and Cornell University Medical Center in New York City to meet with experts on my disease, polycythemia vera (PV).

Exelixis Reveals New Phase I Data Of XL019 Demonstrating Evidence ...  -  Dec 7, 2008
RTT News,Myeloproliferative disorders, which result in an overproduction of blood cells, include polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, primary or idiopathic

Novel Pathway Involved In Therapy-resistant Cancers Discovered  -  Dec 24, 2008
Science Daily (press release)...the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, using cells from patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), and polycythemia vera (PV),

Exelixis Reports Phase 1 Data for XL019 at ASH Annual Meeting  -  Dec 7, 2008
WELT ONLINE,Mutational activation of JAK2 is observed in the majority of patients with myeloproliferative diseases including polycythemia vera,

Stillorgan programme shows way for IBTS  -  Dec 5, 2008
Irish Medical Times,The once almost universal treatment had lost credibility in treatment of almost all conditions, bar haemochromotosis and polycythemia where it remains

Pathway Inhibited in Myeloproliferative Disorders Defect seen in ...  -  Dec 25, 2008
Modern Medicine,UK, and colleagues analyzed primary cells from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia or polycythemia vera for abnormalities of the proapoptotic Bcl-x L

Incyte's Selective JAK1 / 2 Inhibitor, INCB18424, Demonstrates ...  -  Dec 6, 2008
WELT ONLINE,The three main MPDs are polycythemia vera (PV), essential thrombocythemia (ET) and myelofibrosis (MF). Approximately 10 to 20% of patients with PV and ET

Experimental Drug Fights Bone Marrow Cancers  -  Dec 9, 2008
Washington Post,There are no US Food and Drug Administration-approved targeted treatments for the "big three" MPDs -- polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and

Promising New Drug Blocks Mutation In Bone Marrow Cancers  -  Dec 9, 2008
Science Daily (press release)The "big three" MPDs include polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia and primary myelofibrosis. Until now there have been no FDA-approved targeted

Incyte To Present Updated Results From Ongoing Phase II Trial of ...  -  Dec 6, 2008
RTT News,Study INCB18424-251 is an ongoing Phase II trial in patients with primary myelofibrosis, post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis and post-essential

Energy Watch: Public health authorities consider link between coal ...  -  Oct 30, 2008
Facing South,The red dots on the map at top show the location of officially confirmed cases of polycythemia vera in three eastern Pennsylvania counties studied.

Tamaqua residents take issue with ash  -  Oct 23, 2008
Republican & Herald,A Hometown resident, Joe Murphy, brought up health issues in the area, telling council that he attended a recent discussion on polycythemia vera,

Testosterone therapy may give sexual boost to ‘menopausal’ men  -  Nov 4, 2008
Entertainment and Showbiz!,They said that testosterone replacement could lead to an increase in the number of red blood cells, a condition known as polycythemia, which increases the

Incyte's JAK Inhibitor Demonstrates Rapid and Marked Clinical ...  -  Oct 26, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),...(as a topical treatment), myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia, multiple myeloma, and hormone refractory prostate cancer.

Incyte Reports Progress in Multiple Clinical Programs Announces ...  -  Nov 6, 2008
Genetic Engineering News (press release),INCB18424: Additional Myeloproliferative Diseases: Polycythemia Vera (PV) and Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) -- Ongoing enrollment and site initiation of an

Les mutations de JAK2 dans les syndromes myéloprolifératifs en 2008  -  Nov 12, 2008
Hématologie,Proposals and rationale for revision of the World Health Organization diagnostic criteria for polycythemia vera, essential thrombocythemia,

Rare blood diseases not so rare in Kemmerer  -  Jul 2, 2008
Little Chicago Review,These diseases are Polycythemia and Hemochromatosis. Now, if you are at all like me, when someone starts throwing out words like Polycythemia or

Acute hearing loss linked to strokes  -  Jun 29, 2008
PRESS TV,...sickle cell disease, polycythemia, syphilis, bacterial infection, mumps, measles, meningitis, ototoxic drugs, metastatic tumors, trauma, and lupus.

Its mysterious power may be a clue to a new theory about brains ...  -  Jun 23, 2008
New Yorker,...and although no one knows the mechanism, it’sa symptom of polycythemia vera, a rare condition in which the body produces too many red blood cells.

Hydroxyurea in children with sickle cell disease: When, how should ...  -  Jul 1, 2008
AAP News (subscription)It has been used for several decades in adults for the treatment of leukemia, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic disease. In 1988, Platt, et al reported

Early Neonatal Pulse Oximetry Screening Detects Congenital Heart ...  -  Jun 27, 2008
Medscape (subscription)Single cases of pulmonary atelectasis, polycythemia, infantile pulmonary fibromatosis, respiratory distress syndrome, and cardiomyopathy were also diagnosed

Acetazolamide for Monge's Disease: Efficiency and Tolerance of 6 ...  -  Jun 17, 2008
RedOrbit,At the cessation of treatment, the initial values of blood gases are reached after only 2 weeks and the initial level of polycythemia is recovered after 4

Incyte's JAK Inhibitor Demonstrates Marked Clinical Benefits in ...  -  Jun 13, 2008
Centre Daily Times,...psoriasis (as a topical treatment), myelofibrosis, polycythemia vera essential thrombocythemia, multiple myeloma, and hormone refractory prostate cancer

Background information on Polycythemia [When available]

Polycythemia is a condition in which there is a net increase in the total circulating erythrocyte (red blood cell) mass of the body. There are several types of polycythemia.

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