Expert Video - How do my genetic mutations influence MDS risk?

Prof. Valeria Santini, MD, an expert on MDS from the University of Florence, describes how the specific genetic mutations you have can tell your doctor how likely your MDS is to transform into leukemia and how the disease will probably respond to treatment. Along with platelet count and white blood cell count, gene mutations and chromosome abnormalities help your doctor understand whether your MDS is high or low risk and to make treatment decisions.

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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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