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Myeloproliferative neoplasms: is the bone marrow vascular network a prognostic feature?

Grant number: 17/21597-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2018
Effective date (End): January 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Pathological Anatomy and Clinical Pathology
Principal Investigator:Cristiano Claudino Oliveira
Grantee:Paula Zorzaneli Gomes
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FMB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


Myeloproliferative neoplasms are a group of disorders which comes from clonal proliferation of haematopoietic precursor cells, resulting in an increased number of myeloid series in blood. These entities, though infrequent, have clinical consequeces in common and can also cause bone marrow fibrosis. They also show increased levels of angiogenesis and a different morphometric standard. This association is well established nowadays, although its relation with clinical evolutive characteristics might be better studied. Therefore is believed this association might be a new parameter to make the diagnosis and to determine the prognosis of these entities. The project intends to analyze the microvessel density inside the bone marrow of people who have Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET) and Primary Myelofibrosis (PMF) and to compare it with clinical and evolutive data of these patients. A group of 63 patients will be studied, 21 with PV, 25 with TE and 17 with MF. There will be a control group of 50 patients, whose biopsies come from negative staging of neoplastic infiltration of bone marrow. The methods consist in morphological analysis of histological blades stained with Hematoxylin, Perls and reticulin techniques and also in immunohistochemical analysis of these blades, using CD34, CD105, Factor VIII and VEGF markers, being the last one important to evaluate the intensity and extension of its stain in endotelial cells. (AU)

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