What is the basis for selection of treatment in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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The approach to therapy is based on the revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) score, the patient's age and co-morbidities, and the patient's expectations and personal goals. The more toxic and aggressive forms of therapy, such as stem cell transplantation and aggressive chemotherapy, are reserved for younger and fit patients with high-risk disease.


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