Taking part in a clinical trial may be the best treatment choice for some polycythemia vera (PV) patients. Today's standard treatments for cancer are based on earlier clinical trials. LLS continues to invest funds in MPN research.
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Current PV Research and Clinical Trials
An example of treatments being studied include:
Possible genetic origin of MPNs
There is a theory that MPNs may occur in families; if so, they are a group of genetic diseases passed on from one generation to another. This idea is being studied to discover if abnormal genes cause MPNs.