In Honor of MPN Awareness Day and Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Incyte Debuts Documentary Spotlighting Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)
- Directed by an Academy Award® winning filmmaker in the documentary short subject category, “Something So Rare” chronicles the lives of four people living with MPNs, rare blood cancers
- MPN community encouraged to access new resources and participate in awareness initiatives in support of MPN Awareness Day
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To bring widespread attention to these rare blood cancers and to inspire
people in the MPN community to become their own health advocates,
“At Incyte, we are inspired and motivated every day by the patients we
serve and are always looking for impactful ways to recognize and
showcase the brave members of the MPN community,” said Hervé Hoppenot,
Chief Executive Officer,
Additionally, on MPN Awareness Day and throughout the month of September, MPN patients, physicians and caregivers are encouraged to show their support and help raise awareness of these rare diseases through a variety of activities, including:
- Tune into tonight’s Facebook Live: Three Incyte Oncology
Clinical Nurse Educators (OCNEs) will answer questions about MPNs
7:00 p.m. ET. Join the conversation here.
- Learn about your disease and participate actively in your care: Get to know more about the MPN Patient Bill of Rights and review the NCCN Guidelines for Patients here to access useful information about MPNs.
- Nominate your MPN Hero: Honor a person or organization that has dedicated themselves to improving the lives of people with MPNs by tonight’s deadline here.
- Capture MPN Moments with the 1 Second Everyday App: Download the 1 Second Everyday app on your mobile device to film and combine your MPN Moments into a video to share online to raise awareness during Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Share your moments using the #MyMPNMoment.
- MPN Awareness Social Media Photo Filter: Show support and
raise awareness of MPNs by adding an MPN
Awareness photo filter to a
Stay connected and informed about all of the MPN awareness activities by
“Liking” the “Voices
About Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a closely related group of blood cancers in which the bone marrow functions abnormally. The bone marrow is where the body’s blood cells are made. MPNs are progressive blood cancers that can strike anyone at any age, but they are more common in older adults. Estimates of the prevalence of MPNs vary, but analysis of claims data suggests there may be as many as 200,000 people in the U.S. living with MF, PV or ET.ii
i Understanding MPNs.
ii Data on File.