Polycythemia vera: Introduction
Polycythemia vera: A condition which is characterized by myeloproliferation of unknown etiology.
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causes, and treatments of Polycythemia vera is available below.
Symptoms of Polycythemia vera
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Causes of Polycythemia vera
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Misdiagnosis and Polycythemia vera
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Clinical Trials for Polycythemia vera
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Polycythemia vera include:
- Combination Chemotherapy Followed By Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation or Isotretinoin in Treating Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia - This study has been completed (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - busulfan,cytarabine,etoposide,filgrastim,fludarabine,isotretinoin,topotecan,vitamin E
- Chemotherapy Followed by Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation in Treating Patients With Myelofibrosis - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - bone marrow ablation with stem cell support,busulfan,cytarabine,filgrastim,idarubicin
- Therapy of HES, PV, Atypical CML or CMML With PDGF-R Fusion Genes, or Mastocytosis With Gleevec - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - Gleevec (imatinib mesylate)
- Efficacy and Safety of Pegylated Interferon Alfa in Polycythemia Vera - This study is no longer recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - pegylated interferon-alfa 2a
- Dasatinib as Therapy for Myeloproliferative Disorders (MPDs) - This study is currently recruiting patients (Current: 23 Nov 2006) - dasatinib (BMS-354825)
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Definitions of Polycythemia vera:
Polycythemia vera is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Polycythemia vera, or a subtype of Polycythemia vera,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Polycythemia vera as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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