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Our Treatment for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) at the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) happen when some blood cells don’t mature into healthy cells. At the Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers, we treat all types of MDS, including:

  • Refractory anemia, including refractory anemia with:
    • Ringed sideroblasts
    • Excess blasts
    • Excess blasts in transformation
  • Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia
  • MDS associated with an isolated del(5q) chromosome abnormality
  • Unclassifiable MDS
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Our Treatment Approach

The Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers provides patients with access to a team of highly trained and experienced MDS specialists. Our experts use the latest and most effective diagnostic procedures and treatments for patients with all types and stages of the disease.

Our physicians work together and routinely discuss cases to develop the most appropriate treatment plans for your type and stage of disease based on your disease characteristics, overall health, social situation, treatment goals, current treatment guidelines, the latest research, and your eligibility for clinical trials.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes Clinical Trials

The Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers offers MDS clinical trials to provide patients with access to new treatments that may not be available elsewhere.

View our current clinical trials for MDS.