Expert Video - What is immunosuppressive therapy and when is it used for MDS?

MDS experts, Dr Alan List and Dr David Sallman, provide an overview of immunosuppressive therapy for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Immunosuppressive medications work by suppressing the immune attack on the bone marrow. Examples discussed are cyclosporine and antithymocyte globulin (ATG). The doctors describe how these drugs are given, how they work, and potential side effects.

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