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Why Do MPNs Require a Bone Marrow Biopsy?

Bone marrow biopsies have been described by some as “medieval torture.” Certainly, they can be painful, so why do MPN patients need to have bone marrow biopsies? What are doctors and researchers looking for? Drs. Srdan Verstovsek and Jason Gotlib discuss the necessities of bone marrow biopsies for MPN patients: why we need them, what they accomplish, and how they fit into the total diagnostic process.