MDS expert, Dr Stephen Nimer, provides an overview of the different types of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including: unilineage dysplasia, refractory anemia with excess blasts, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, 5q- syndrome, and del(5q). There are about 10 different subtypes of MDS, depending on unilineage or multilineage dysplasia, the presence or absence of ringed sideroblasts, and the percentage of blasts.
This educational activity has been developed by
the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by charitable grants from Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, and Takeda Oncology.
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