Myelodysplastic Syndrome


Genetic profiling can guide stem cell transplantation for patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (February 21, 2017)

A single blood test and basic information about a patient’s medical status can indicate which patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are likely to benefit from a stem cell transplant, and the intensity... Continue Reading

Revlimid® Reduces Need for Blood Transfusions in Some Myelodysplastic Syndromes (August 31, 2016)

The agent Revlimid (lenalidomide) reduces the need for blood transfusions among patients with lower-risk, non-del (5q) myelodysplastic syndromes who are dependent upon red blood cell transfusions, but... Continue Reading

About PCROWD, Dana-Farber’s tissue-banking study for patients with Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, Smoldering Multiple Myeloma, Smoldering Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulemia, and Early Myelodysplastic Syndromes (June 27, 2016)

PCROWD (“Precursor CROWDsourcing”) – a tissue banking and clinical information study and repository – is an indispensable component of the blood cancer research pipeline. The main objective... Continue Reading

Myeloablative Treatment Regimens Superior to Reduced Intensity Treatment for AML and MDS Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant (December 30, 2015)

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) is a standard and potentially curative treatment for individuals with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Historically only high dose... Continue Reading

Prospective Study Shows Age Doesn’t Affect Survival Outcomes in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Who Receive a Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) (December 14, 2015)

Results from a prospective study of 1,280 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) showed that survival at 100 days and at two years following hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) for patients aged... Continue Reading

September Is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September 5, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of blood cancer educational programs for national blood cancer awareness month. As the month of September brings blood... Continue Reading

OMNI-Connect Gets National Recognition as Valuable Social Media Solution in Medicine (August 13, 2014)

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID – OMNI Health Media announces national recognition of its online support communities, TheGIConnection,TheRAConnection, and Cancer Connect, as valuable resources for... Continue Reading

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk (August 8, 2014)

Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now... Continue Reading

Marriage May Have a Protective Effect for Cancer Patients (December 17, 2013)

Social support may have a significant impact on cancer detection, treatment, and survival, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study showed that married... Continue Reading

Planning Treatment for MDS (December 16, 2013)

Since a stem cell transplant utilizing cells from a donor—called an allogeneic stem cell transplant—holds the most hope for cure, a major decision faced by patients with MDS is not whether to undergo... Continue Reading

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

Understanding Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (August 30, 2013)

Cancer and its treatment can come with a variety of complications, some more serious than others. What Is Osteonecrosis of the Jaw? Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a severe bone disease that occurs when... Continue Reading

Following Lifestyle Recommendations Reduces Risk of Cancer Death (May 15, 2013)

People who follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations laid out by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) have a 34 percent reduced risk of dying... Continue Reading

Cancer Deaths on the Decline (February 11, 2013)

Overall cancer death rates continue to decline in both men and women and across major ethnic and racial groups, according to the annual Status of Cancer report published in the Journal of the National... Continue Reading

Cassileth Web Chat Sidebar Video (January 14, 2013)
Advanced Directives (September 25, 2012)

Living Wills Every competent adult has, in most cases, the freedom to accept or refuse medical treatment. When you are well, you can talk with your physician and family and make your wishes known. However,... Continue Reading

Caregivers (September 25, 2012)

What is Caregiving and Who are Caregivers? Caregivers are individuals who provide care to chronically ill or disabled family members or friends. It is estimated that more than one quarter of the adult... Continue Reading

Chemotherapy for Older Patients: What You Should Know About the Risk of Infection (August 3, 2012)

As you may already know, chemotherapy works by attacking the rapidly dividing cells it finds in the body, particularly cancer cells because they multiply quickly. However, chemotherapy can’t differentiate... Continue Reading

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