New Educational Program for Those With AML and MDS

Jazz Pharmaceuticals has launched an educational program called Find the Right Fit, which aims to spread awareness and help patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML).…

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September 15th is World Lymphoma Awareness Day: Spreading Blood Cancer Awareness
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September 15th is World Lymphoma Awareness Day: Spreading Blood Cancer Awareness

September 15th, 2020 is recognized as World Lymphoma Awareness Day. This day is dedicated to spreading awareness about lymphoma and falls in the context of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, which…

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2 TP53 Mutations Worsen Blood Cancer Severity, Says Study
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2 TP53 Mutations Worsen Blood Cancer Severity, Says Study

Recently, the MDS Foundation announced that two TP53 gene mutations result in worse patient outcomes in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). According to their international and multi center study,…

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Can Rigosertib Change the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment Landscape?
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Can Rigosertib Change the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment Landscape?

By Lauren Taylor from In The Cloud Copy Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that works to develop new drugs to treat cancer, primarily focusing on myelodysplastic syndromes. Myelodysplastic…

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Bemcentinib Meets Efficacy Endpoint for High-Risk MDS and AML
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Bemcentinib Meets Efficacy Endpoint for High-Risk MDS and AML

Recently, biopharmaceutical company BerGenBio ASA ("BerGenBio") announced that their drug candidate bemcentinib reached its primary efficacy endpoint in a Phase 2 clinical trial. The drug is designed to treat patients…

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New Anti-Cancer Drug May Benefit Many Rare Diagnoses
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New Anti-Cancer Drug May Benefit Many Rare Diagnoses

A study conducted by researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research in London and Cyclacel has recently been published in PLOS ONE. This investigation examined fadraciclib as a potential therapy…

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ICYMI: Experimental MDS Combination Shows Promise
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ICYMI: Experimental MDS Combination Shows Promise

  According to an article in Globe NewsWire, Onconova Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company currently focusing on myelodysplastic syndromes, recently announced results of its Phase 1 study of oral rigosertib in…

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Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Phase 1 Trial Results Find Potential in New Combination Therapy
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Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Phase 1 Trial Results Find Potential in New Combination Therapy

According to a story from GlobeNewswire, the biopharmaceutical company Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. has recently published results from a phase 1 clinical trial that was sponsored by the company. This trial…

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$6.75 Million in Grants Sets the Stage for the Next Level of Blood Cancer Treatments
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$6.75 Million in Grants Sets the Stage for the Next Level of Blood Cancer Treatments

  After forty years of research to counter or cure acute myeloid leukemia and other blood cancers, a few years ago the medical community exploded with eight new cancer drugs.…

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International Panel Gives Expert Advice on the Management of COVID-19 and Blood Cancers
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International Panel Gives Expert Advice on the Management of COVID-19 and Blood Cancers

  COVID-19 has now taken hold in over one hundred eighty countries. According to a recent article in The Lancet, in May of 2020, the United States reported the highest…

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New Investigative Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes is Being Investigated
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New Investigative Therapy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes is Being Investigated

Antigen-specific T-cell therapy is an innovative treatment option which uses immune cells to combat cancer cells. AdventHealth is the very first in the world to use this treatment for patients…

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Novel Immunotherapy Treatment for AML and MDS Developed by AdventHealth
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Novel Immunotherapy Treatment for AML and MDS Developed by AdventHealth

Orlando-based healthcare company AdventHealth developed a novel immunotherapy treatment designed to treat patients with AML and MDS whose conditions failed to respond to other treatments. In addition, the organization is…

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A SF3B1 Mutation May Cause A New Subset of Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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A SF3B1 Mutation May Cause A New Subset of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Genetic research is a burgeoning and exciting field. With the discovery of new genetic mutations and variants comes a deeper understanding of rare diseases and their subtypes. According to Cancer…

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Researchers Discover Method to Predict Survival in Low-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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Researchers Discover Method to Predict Survival in Low-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

A recent study published in Blood Cancer Journal has established a new method for effectively predicting survival outcomes for patients with low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The method is known as the…

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Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Genetic Subtypes have Been Identified
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Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Genetic Subtypes have Been Identified

A new study published in Blood has found different genetic variants of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The most common of these is called SF3B1, which occurs in around 1 in every 5 patients. It…

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FDA Approves New Treatment for Anemia Linked to Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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FDA Approves New Treatment for Anemia Linked to Myelodysplastic Syndromes

According to a story from BioSpace, Acceleron Pharma Inc. and Bristol Myers Squibb have announced recently that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a new drug…

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MEDALIST Trial: The Need for Blood Transfusions Was Reduced in Myelodysplastic Syndrome Patients

Dr. Pierre Fenaux, of Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris and lead author of the MEDALIST trial, told Ash Clinical News that treatment with the investigational drug, luspatercept, improved the rate of…

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Questions for COVID-19: Should Cancer Patients Attend Appointments?
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Questions for COVID-19: Should Cancer Patients Attend Appointments?

  In a period of unprecedented changes, it is understandable that people may question what their lives may look like moving forward. COVID-19 has now spread to 196 countries and…

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Elderly Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes can Have Successful Transplants
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Elderly Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes can Have Successful Transplants

By Rachel Whetstone from In The Cloud Copy Many patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are elderly when they’re diagnosed with the disease. Although stem cell transplants are often thought to…

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ICYMI: An Observational Blood Cancer Study is Starting to Recruit Patients
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ICYMI: An Observational Blood Cancer Study is Starting to Recruit Patients

According to a story from Financial Buzz, the precision oncology company Notable has recently announced that it has opened enrollment for a new observational clinical trial that will focus on…

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