The role of azacitidine in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a heterogeneous group of hematopoietic disorders characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis and potential transformation to acute myeloid leukemia. Supportive care including transfusions and growth factors remained the mainstay of treatment for decades; however, further understanding of the biology behind these diseases… (More)