Dr. Jorge Cortes of MD Anderson Cancer Center provides an overview of the current available treatments for myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). He discusses the ultimate goal of treatment, elimination of the disease, which is difficult to do, and the goal thereafter—control the symptoms or the problem the patient is having. Dr. Cortes goes on to discuss specific treatments—such as anagrelide, interferon, and chemotherapy, particularly hydroxyurea—how these medicines work, and how they are being used effectively.

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