Clinical Research Center for Myeloproliferative Neoplasia
The Department of Leukemia has established a Clinical Research Center for Myeloproliferative Neoplasia (MPN) as a distinct operational unit within the Leukemia Department and Leukemia Outpatient Center. The goal of this clinical research center is to develop a comprehensive approach to understanding the biology of MPN through translational research (research on patient samples), and the development of new and effective therapies for MPN.
Components of the Clinical Research Center for MPN include:
- Clinical protocols with novel agents developed specifically for patients with MPN. Clinical and infrastructure that allows for the conduct of prime clinical research in MPN
- A centralized tissue bank for collection of patient samples for translational research and a database for clinical and pathology information
- Dissemination of information and education about MPN and new treatment research strategies to patients, families and healthcare providers via website and MPN newsletters
- Organizing a yearly MPN specific symposium at MDACC for practicing physicians and trainees.