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Title: Quality of life independently predicts overall survival in myelofibrosis: Key insights from the COntrolled MyeloFibrosis Study with ORal Janus kinase inhibitor Treatment (COMFORT)‐I study
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British Journal of Haematology
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1065 to 1068
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National Science Foundation
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