Expert Video - How do MDS genetic mutations influence decisions for stem cell transplant?

MDS expert Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD, shares how the type of genetic mutation present in MDS can make an allogeneic stem cell transplant, or bone marrow transplant, more desirable – for example, in high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Knowing which genetic mutations are present can also help doctors and patients decide if alternatives such as experimental therapies or myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are better options if the mutation makes relapse more likely.

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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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