April 2017

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of our newsletter, Updates on Myeloproliferative Neoplasms. This month I'd like to highlight one of the most important parts of our roundtable discussion on MPNs: an interview with Tina, a very special patient I got to know well during her first three years of treatment. Tina graciously agreed to share her story from diagnosis up through her current management phase, shedding light on how she’s worked with her treatment team to get the best results possible. 

This edition also provides articles on such topics as the prevalence of anxiety and distress among patients with BCR-ABL-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms, genetic profiling as the basis of a groundbreaking myelofibrosis study, and the prognostic impact of bone marrow fibrosis in polycythemia vera. 

Please share this newsletter with your colleagues, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with me through the editors of the Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, or JADPRO, at, at any time.

Until next time, watch the video of Tina’s story and take a look at the links I’ve gathered for you here. I hope you find this newsletter to be a useful resource in your practice.


Lindsey Lyle, MS, PA-C

Instructor, Medicine-Hematology

University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus


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