Good morning… We’re rushing a bit to press this month to get the October MPNforum into your hands before the start of the weekend. This is an issue of the magazine packed with features, photos and opinion — Joyce, the MPN Drug Wars, Panic Attack!, and Inside Look at the Cytopia Clinical Trial, a remembrance from Animal House and our full roster of internationally famed columnists — Dr. Arch, Jeremy Smith, Patricia Wagner, and Dr. Michael Goldstein.
There’s another reason for the day-early publication, a Ruxolitinib Alert. Yesterday, Dr. Ayalew Tefferi and his associates at Mayo (Rochester) published a letter in the New England Journal of Medicine that would make all of us waiting for FDA approval of this drug sit up and take notice. A summary and link to the letter are on the front page.
Finally, we were able to publish early thanks to the efforts of volunteers Moshe Leib, Mary Hopper, Barbara Beckman, Ellen Jacquart, and Sheridan Emery. Many thanks. Enjoy the issue…and share your comments.