In Honor of MPN Awareness Day and Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Incyte Debuts Documentary Spotlighting Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)
Sep. 13, 2018
WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--Today on MPN Awareness Day and throughout September, Blood Cancer Awareness Month, Incyte Corporation (Nasdaq:INCY) is shining a light on myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). MPNs are a closely related group of rare, chronic blood cancers that occur when the bone marrow that produces the body’s blood cells functions abnormally. i The three main MPNs, myelofibrosis (MF), polycythemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythemia (ET), are estimated to affect 200,000 individuals in the U.S. Of these, PV is the most prevalent. ii
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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, Incyte presents “Something So Rare” – a documentary film created in partnership with Cynthia Wade, an Academy Award ® winning filmmaker in the documentary short subject category. The film, which is the compilation of a series of four short documentaries featuring intimate portraits of four people living with MPNs, can be viewed here.
“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, Incyte. “We hope this documentary series, along with other initiatives in celebration of MPN Awareness Day and Blood Cancer Awareness Month, reach a broad audience and ignite a critical dialogue about these rare blood cancers and the unique needs of the people impacted by them.”
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:
Stay connected and informed about all of the MPN awareness activities by “Liking” the “Voices of MPN” Facebook page, following “Voices of MPN” on Pinterest, following “Voices of MPN” on Twitter or using the hashtag #MyMPNMoment. Visit www.voicesofmpn.com to access helpful resources about living with MPNs, including the MPN Tracker Tools, designed to help track MPN symptoms, blood cell counts and procedures.
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
Incyte Corporation is a Wilmington, Delaware-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics. For additional information on Incyte, please visit the Company's web site at www.incyte.com.
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i Understanding MPNs. MPN Research Foundation. http://www.mpnresearchfoundation.org/overview-pageii Data on File.
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