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New therapies for transfusion dependent MDS patients

1st - 4th Dec 2018

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Published: 02.12.18
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Dr Alan List - Moffitt Cancer Centre, Tampa, USA

Dr Alan List speaks to ecancer at ASH 2018 about new therapies for transfusion dependent myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) patients.

He explains that treatments for lower risk MDS patients with anaemia have a short duration of response, therefore there is a need for more effective treatments. One of these is luspatercept, an erythroid maturation agent.

Dr List discusses the results of the Phase III MEDALIST trial, concluding that the use of luspatercept was very durable and that the vast majority of patients had clinical benefits.

Watch Dr List's press conference here

Read the article about this work here.

ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ecancer Global Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.

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