Expert Video - How does acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relate to MDS?

MDS experts, Dr Rafael Bejar and Dr Casey O’Connell, discuss how acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relates to MDS. About 30 percent of people with MDS develop a life-threatening blood cancer called AML. The risk of AML depends on the type of MDS you have and other factors. To help confirm a diagnosis of AML, a bone marrow biopsy is performed to capture all the changes (including genetic) that led to the condition.

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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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