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myelodysplastic syndromes

Reduced-Intensity vs Standard Conditioning Followed by ASCT in Myelodysplastic Syndrome

In the phase III RICMAC trial, use of a dose-reduced vs a standard myeloablative conditioning regimen prior to allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT) did not appear to reduce 2-year relapse-free or overall survival in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. These findings were reported by...

hematologic malignancies
myelodysplastic syndromes

Prognostic Scoring System for Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Shaffer et al have developed a prognostic scoring system for patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for myelodysplastic syndrome. Study Details The study involved data from 2,133 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome in...

myelodysplastic syndromes

No Significant Survival Advantage for Rigosertib in High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes, but Subgroups May Benefit

As reported in The Lancet Oncology by Garcia-Manero et al, the phase III ONTIME trial showed that treatment with the Ras mimetic rigosertib did not significantly improve overall survival vs best supportive care in patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes after failure of hypomethylating...

hematologic malignancies
myelodysplastic syndromes

Self-Reported Fatigue Provides Independent Prognostic Information in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndromes

In a prospective observational cohort study reported in The Lancet Oncology, Efficace et al found that a self-reported fatigue score provides independent prognostic information on overall survival in patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. Fatigue assessment should be included in...

leukemia
myelodysplastic syndromes
issues in oncology

Study Explores Link Between Allele Expression and Risk of Graft-vs-Host Disease in Transplant Recipients

In a study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, Petersdorf et al found a greater risk of acute graft-vs-host disease among hematopoietic cell transplant recipients with the high-expression rs9277534G allele linked to mismatched HLA-DPB1 who received transplants from donors with the...

myelodysplastic syndromes
issues in oncology

TP53, TET2, and DNMT3A Mutations Predict Poorer Survival After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant in Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome

It is unclear whether somatic mutations that are strongly associated with phenotype and prognosis in myelodysplastic syndrome are also predictive of outcome after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In a study reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Bejar et al found that...

leukemia
myelodysplastic syndromes

Prolonged Administration of Azacitidine Improves Response in Myelodysplasia, Less So in Combination With Entinostat

In the phase II US Leukemia Intergroup Trial E1905 reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Prebet et al found that prolonged administration of lower-dose azacitidine produced a high response rate in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with myelodysplastic...

prostate cancer
myelodysplastic syndromes

No Apparent Increased Risk of Myelodysplastic Syndrome With Definitive Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer

Exposure to ionizing radiation has been associated with increased risk of myelodysplastic syndrome, and it remains unclear whether radiation doses used in prostate cancer treatment result in increased risk. In a retrospective cohort study reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute,...

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