STATEMENT OF NEED
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of heterogeneous hematopoietic disorders derived from an abnormal multipotent progenitor cell, characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, bone marrow failure, and peripheral blood cytopenias. Survival in MDS ranges from a median of 5.3 years in lower-risk patients to as little as 0.8 years in higher-risk patients. Mortality is usually a result of infection, hemorrhage, and/or iron overload secondary to red blood cell transfusions. Approximately 30% of patients with MDS progress to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The estimated annual age-adjusted incidence of MDS in the United States is 3 to 4 cases per 100,000 individuals, with approximately 14,011 new cases per year. Considering the aging population, the incidence of MDS will likely grow in persons older than 60 years of age.
Hematology/oncology physicians, pathologists, oncology advanced practitioners, oncology nurses, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with MDS.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
David P. Steensma, MD, FACP (Chairperson)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Reza Nejati, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
TUHS-Fox Chase Cancer Center
Ilene Galinsky, BSN, MSN, ANP-C
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
The i3 Health planners, reviewers, and managers have nothing to disclose.
David P. Steensma, MD, discloses that he has served as a consultant for Astex, Celgene, Daiichi Sankyo, Janssen, Onconova, and Takeda,
Reza Nejati, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Ilene Galinsky, BSN, MSN, ANP-C, discloses that she has served on the advisory board for Advice Pharma, Merus, and Pfizer.
INSTRUCTIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT
In order to receive credit for this activity, participants must:
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This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Takeda Oncology and Taiho Oncology, Inc.
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