Assessing iron overload and toxicity

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Published: 25 Jun 2012
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Prof John Porter - University College London, UK

Prof Porter talks to ecancer at the European Haematology Association meeting in Amsterdam June 2012. Iron overload can cause death when patients have survived other diseases such as cancer.

Progress has been made in to understanding the molecular processes behind haemochromatosis and new MRI techniques allow clear imaging.

Individuals at the greatest risk of iron overload can now be identified and given personalised treatment accordingly.

Dr Porter looks at upcoming tools for assessing iron overload and covers iron level issues in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

 

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