Research FOR Patients

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.

All the articles listed in this page have been properly vetted for scientific accuracy.

Watch also our Video Interviews with MDS Experts and read more on the MDS Clinical Trials currently recruiting in the UK.

David P. Steensma, MD, looks for a novel therapy to treat TP53-Mutant MDS

Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? TP53 gene mutations or chromosome 17 loss which results in TP53 deletion is present in up to 20% of MDS patients. Therapies for these patients have been relatively unsuccessful in delaying the progression of the disease. Emerging treatments […]

Read full story

How have you coped over the past few months of COVID-19? Please let us know

MDS UK has teamed up with the NCRI MDS subgroup (National Cancer Research Institute), the UK MDS Forum (National MDS clinical experts group), and created a survey for MDS, CMML and AML patients and caregivers. This national survey is about your perspective and experience of the COVID-19 pandemic generally the clinical care and support you […]

Read full story

What is CMML? Latest Research on a Unique Syndrome

Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? A recent article in the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Clinical News has identified how, for too many years and despite its unique clinical and biological characteristics, CMML (Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukaemia) has been treated as a form of […]

Read full story

Chemotherapy at home: less visits to the hospital and better quality of life

Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? Written by Janet Hayden – Lead Myeloid Clinical Nurse Specialist – King’s College Hospital MDS specialist nurse Janet Hayden gave two talks at our recent London Patient meeting at King’s College Hospital. The first one was a report about […]

Read full story

Familial/inherited MDS: rare but important to keep in mind

Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? Written by Prof Jude Fitzgibbon, Prof Tom Vulliamy and Prof Inderjeet Dokal, Queen Mary University of London When a patient is first diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), one of the most frequent questions posed is whether the disease […]

Read full story

Precision medicine is coming to the clinic to treat MDS

Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? by Niels Jensen What is precision medicine? In precision medicine the basic idea is to develop a treatment for the specific cancer of individual patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease. Precision medicine has also been […]

Read full story

Harmony: a European project with good news for MDS patients

Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? The Harmony Alliance is a first-of-its-kind partnership of over 80 private and public organisations aiming at enabling better and faster treatments for patients with blood cancers such as MDS. Patient Organisations have a very active role in Harmony, and […]

Read full story

The new generation of MDS diagnostics: the Myeloid Gene Panel

Research FOR Patients -For an informed and empowered opinion- Have you made your clinical paper accessible yet? Report from the MDS Education Forum that took place in November 2018. Interviews by Sophie Wintrich Chief Executive of MDS UK Patient Support Group. What are Myeloid Gene Panels and how are they used in MDS? Myeloid Gene […]

Read full story
Free donations by shopping