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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
  • Current Therapies and New Treatment Approaches
  • The Important Role of Clinical Trials
  • How Clinical Trials Contribute to Treatment Options
  • Supportive Care to Manage Anemia, Fatigue and Control Infections
  • Symptom Management
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team About Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP
Chair, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Gail J. Roboz, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Leukemia Program, Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Elias Jabbour, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Maria Chi, MSW
Clinical Supervisor, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 6, 2012.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.