MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, explain that the goals of therapy for patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are to improve symptoms, decrease the risk of leukemia, and improve survival. The primary treatment options for higher-risk MDS discussed are: hypomethylating agents (azacitidine and decitabine) and allogeneic stem cell transplant.
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