What are new drug combinations for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)?

Updated: Jul 24, 2018
  • Author: Emmanuel C Besa, MD; Chief Editor: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP  more...
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New drug combinations using hematopoietic growth factors and new drugs, such as topotecan (Hycamtin), are yielding better response rates with lower morbidity. Aggressive chemotherapy may be indicated in small populations of elderly patients with good performance status and no associated serious medical comorbidity.


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