Early transplantation benefits older, higher-risk MDS patients in study

12/13/2011 | MDSBeacon.com

Older patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes who received early stem cell transplantation and reduced-intensity chemotherapy survived longer than those who did not receive transplants, a study found. Researchers also said older patients with lower-risk MDS should not get early stem cell transplantation unless their quality of life is considerably diminished.

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