Expert Video - What is cytotoxic chemotherapy and when is it used for MDS?

MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, provide an overview of cytotoxic chemotherapy for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). This treatment uses chemotherapy to kill the abnormal cells in your bone marrow. Higher-risk MDS can potentially progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), so some patients with higher-risk MDS may receive the same chemotherapy treatment as AML patients.

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This educational activity has been developed by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Acceleron Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Takeda Oncology.

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