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Drug that switches on genes improves myelodysplastic syndrome treatment
... of drugs increases survival in some patients with myelodysplastic
syndrome (MDS), and may become the new standard of therapy for this group of pre-cancer disorders, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center who led a national study of the agent. The drug, decitabine, is designed to tur...
REVLIMID(R) granted approval by FDA for treatment of multiple myeloma
...ependent anemia due to Low-or- Intermediate-1-risk myelodysplastic
syndromes associated with a deletion 5q cytogenetic abnormality with or without additional cytogenetic abnormalities. Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the United States, affecting approximately 50,000 people. About 14,600 ne...
New hope in cancer vaccines emerges as novel therapies are developed and tested
...ronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), and pre-leukemic myelodysplastic
syndromes. A vaccine can even be useful in patients who respond well to treatment, says Cortes, because even the best therapies may not eliminate all traces of disease. For example, Cortes is testing the PR1 peptide vaccine in CML patients who have...
New tool helps blood specialists improve patient care
...SH that are important in the care of patients with myelodysplastic
syndromes (MDS). "The hematologists who use these measures are not passive learners. They are not simply reading about how to improve patient care they will be doing it," said Steven Allen, MD, a member of the ASH Committee on Practice, which is d...
Moffitt research on myelodysplastic syndromes appears in New England Journal of Medicine
...in patients with an incurable blood cancer know as myelodysplastic
syndromes (MDS) in the October 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The data published found that more than 75 percent of patients reduced their need for transfusions and two-thirds were completely freed from the need for transfusions. Mos...
Growth factors given with chemotherapy associated with increased risk of blood diseases
...eveloping a type of leukemia or a condition called myelodysplastic
syndrome, according to a new study in the February...'s also concern about the risk of a disease called myelodysplastic
syndrome (MDS), in which the bone marrowwhich produces blood cellsdoes not function normally. Indeed...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for medical, energy, environmental breakthroughs
...ood transfusions for diseases such as thalassemia, myelodysplastic
syndromes, sickle cell disease and other anemias. Tens of thousands of children and adults around the world have these diseases. For many, the need for transfusions and chelation are life-long. A single dose of Exjade works throughout the entire day,...