High-risk myelodysplastic syndromes: chemotherapy, transplantation, and beyond.

@article{Gergis2010HighriskMS,
  title={High-risk myelodysplastic syndromes: chemotherapy, transplantation, and beyond.},
  author={Usama S Gergis and Usama Wissa},
  journal={Current hematologic malignancy reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) has curative potential for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), though with considerable nonrelapse mortality and morbidity. The International Prognostic Scoring System, despite its confines, remains a widely used tool guiding treatment decisions in MDS. The two hypomethylating agents, 5-azacytidine (azacitidine) and 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine (decitabine), are both effective in high-risk MDS, but about 50% of high-risk MDS patients fail… CONTINUE READING

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