We aim to present an easily understandable version of the latest medical research on MDS
Learn about the latest research projects and use this information to discuss with your consultants or nurses: when you are actively involved in your own care, treatment and support, it can improve your outcomes and experience of the disease.
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Watch also our Video Interviews with MDS Experts and read more on the MDS Clinical Trials currently recruiting in the UK.
Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? Print this article By Raqeebah Agberemi. Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a wide range of disorders which affect the functionality of the bone marrow. Thus, blood cells such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets may be affected. […]Read full story
Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? Print this article In this article Dr Timothy Chevassut, Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, looks at the benefits of Vitamin C in the treatment of MDS. Linus Pauling greatest discovery Not many people will […]Read full story
Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? Print this article In 2012, MDS UK Patient Support Group started a research to assess the needs of patients suffering from MDS in the UK. To date, this is the largest UK-specific research ever conducted focusing exclusively on […]Read full story
Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? Print this article In this article Dr Chris Dalley, Consultant Haematologist University Hospital Southampton (NHS Foundation Trust), looks at the use of conventional and new Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESAs) in the treatment of MDS. What are Erythropoiesis Stimulating […]Read full story
Sophie Wintrich, Chief Executive of the MDS UK Patient Support Group, interviewed Prof. David Bowen – Consultant Haematologist at St James University Hospital, Leeds. Watch the video and read the excerpts below. “Personalised medicine means that you sit with an individual in front of you and you consider them as an individual, and you talk […]Read full story
Vidaza and Azacitidine are the same drug Azacitidine is the official generic and non-proprietary name given to the drug active ingredient while Vidaza is its trade name. The drug is widely available in the UK for the treatment of MDS since its approval in February 2011 by NICE – the National Institute for Health and […]Read full story
Cell therapies, sometimes called “living therapies”, are an especially promising and rapidly growing area of cancer research. One approach that’s been pioneered by Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers, led by investigator Michel Sadelain, is called CAR-T cell immunotherapy. This type of targeted immunotherapy aims to boost the immune system by giving immune cells the information they […]Read full story
When the blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or haemoglobin, anemia symptoms develop, typically fatigue, shortness of breath, weight loss, paler than normal skin, etc and a blood transfusion is considered. There is no set haemoglobin level at which a blood transfusion is given, but your doctor will assess your symptoms and you will […]Read full story
More than 70 participants representing medical specialists and nurses caring for MDS patients, MDS patient advocates, medical researchers and data managers, healthcare authorities, regulators, HTA experts and industry representatives gathered for the first MDS-RIGHT multi-stakeholder meeting on the 3 May 2017 in Valencia, Spain – in conjunction with the biannual MDS 2017 International Symposium. This project […]Read full story
A new project was trialled for more than two years by nurses from home-care units in Spain: ‘Azacitidine (Vidaza) administration at home’. Now it has been rolled out to include most of the hospitals in Spain administering Azacitidine. It was initially undertaken by nurses, not necessarily haematology nurses, who would visit patients at home usually by taxi […]Read full story