There is no single treatment that is effective for all MF sufferers. Each patient has a unique set of symptoms and circumstances that require different treatment options. Some patients with MF remain symptom-free for many years and may not require immediate treatment, however, it is essential that an MF patient be monitored over time for signs or symptoms.
The available treatments & therapies for MF include:
- TREATMENTS THAT TARGET GENE MUTATIONS: Researchers are working to develop medications that target the gene mutation (JAK2) that’s believed to be responsible for MF. One of these medications, Ruxolitinib, has been helpful in decreasing enlarged spleens and reducing symptoms associated with MF.
- ALLOGENIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANT (ASCT): ASCT, where the stem cells are transferred from a donor to a patient, is the only curative treatment for MF
- OTHER SYMPTOM-SPECIFIC TREATMENTS