The current set of standardized treatment response criteria was most recently revised in 2006 and had many shortcomings when applied to clinical trials.
Up to 65% of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome experience comorbid thrombocytopenia.
Immunosuppressive therapy is used sparingly due to the operational challenges in administration and prediction of patient benefit.
The presence of persistent disease-related mutations 30 days after ASCT for myelodysplastic syndrome was associated with higher risk of disease progression.
In the EBMT ALWP study, researchers sought to determine the efficacy of myeloablative conditioning to reduce the risk for post allogeneic HCT in patients with sAML without significantly increasing non-relapse mortality.
A phase 1 dose-finding study determined which of 2 lurbinectedin dosing schedules had greater effectiveness and fewer AEs in patients with relapsed/refractory MDS or AML.
Smoking may slightly increase the risk for myelodysplastic syndromes, but alcohol consumption may be significantly protective against MDS.
The US Food and Drug Administration granted orphan drug designation to DSP-7888 for myelodysplastic syndrome.
The results of this study suggest that RIC may be an alternative to MAC, particularly for patients of low cytogenetic risk.
Based on the results of this study, an alternative to HCT should be considered for patients with CK and mutations in TP53 or the RAS pathway.
Eltrombopag was well-tolerated, significantly raised platelet counts, and reduced bleeding events among patients with MDS and severe thrombocytopenia.