Anne Brazeau, the founder and CEO of MPN Education and Advocacy International has kindly made available an excellent wide ranging video about interferon use in MPNs.
- The video showcases a presentation about interferons by Gabby Hobbs, MPN specialist and Clinical Director of Leukemia Service at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as being an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.
- Dr Hobbs discusses issues that haematologists take into account when considering interferon use in pregnancy. (35 minutes into the video).
- Dr Hobbs also responds to a range of questions from MPN patients about interferon.
Note that while the video refers often to Besremi which is a longer acting pegylated interferon available in the USA, Europe, and some other countries, Pegasys is also a long acting interferon and Australians are extremely fortunate that it is available on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).