What are hypomethylating agents and when are they used for MDS?
MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, provide an overview of hypomethylating agents for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). These medications work by turning on genes to kill the cancer cells. Examples discussed are azacitidine and decitabine. The doctors describe how these drugs are given, how they work, and potential side effects.
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