What are MPN?

  • MPN stands for myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • MPN belong to a group of rare diseases of the bone marrow
  • MPN are blood cancers, occurring when the body produces to many red and/or white blood cells and/or platelets

MPN Classification by the  World Health Organization (WHO)

The classification of myeloid neoplasms by the WHO, revised in 2016, encompasses the following myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN):


  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
  • BCR-ABL1+ chronic neutrophilic leukaemia (CNL)
  • Polycythaemia vera (PV)
  • Primary myelofibrosis (PMF)
  • Essential thrombocythaemia (ET)
  • Chronic eosinophilic leukaemia, not otherwise specified (NOS)
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms, unclassified (MPN, U)


Source: The 2016 revision to the World Health Organization classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia

Interview with Prof. Griesshammer about MPN

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