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.
Researchers designed an antibody that recognises and destroys CD99-covered leukemia cells while sparing normal blood stem cellsRead full story
Fresher is not better It’s been long thought that when blood transfusions are needed, it may be best to use the freshest blood, but McMaster University researchers have led a large international study proving that it is not so. The study of almost 31,500 patients at six hospitals in four countries showed that having a […]Read full story
Research FOR PatientsFor an informed and empowered opinionand an improved consultationHave you made your clinical paper accessible yet? Until now, bone marrow sampling has been the primary technique for routine follow-up checks on MDS patients after initial diagnosis. The bone marrow is the heart of the disease and reveals important clues, for example, about whether […]Read full story
by Dr Mike Dennis, Consultant Haematologist, The Christie, Manchester The 57th meeting was held in Orlando, Florida (USA) in December 2015 and was attended by more than 20,000 professionals interested in blood disorders. Here is a summary of Dr Mike Dennis report. Read the full report here. Biology of MDS An increasing number of specific […]Read full story