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Danazol as First-Line Therapy for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

At present, no standard therapy is available for most patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. In this retrospective study, we analyze data from 42 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome treated with low-dose danazol. More than half achieved a response. Results show that danazol remains an attractive option because of its low cost and good safety profile in centers with reduced access to novel therapeutic alternatives.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

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Conclusion Lenalidomide did not adversely affect HRQoL in RBC-TD patients with lower-risk non-del(5q) MDS and response to lenalidomide was associated with significant improvements in HRQoL. Teaser HRQoL was evaluated among RBC-TD patients with lower-risk non-del(5q) MDS treated with lenalidomide (n = 160) or placebo (n = 79) in the phase 3 MDS-005 study. Lenalidomide did not worsen HRQoL; response to lenalidomide was associated with significant HRQoL improvement. Lenalidomide represents a treatment option for patients with lower-risk non-del(5q) MDS who are ineligible for or refractory to ESAs.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion Danazol as first-line therapy is an acceptable treatment option with low side effects for patients with MDS who cannot receive ASCT. Micro-Abstract At present, no standard therapy is available for most patients with myelodysplastic syndrome. In this retrospective study, we analyze data from 42 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome treated with low-dose danazol. More than half achieved a response. Results show that danazol remains an attractive option because of its low cost and good safety profile in centers with reduced access to novel therapeutic alternatives.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion Danazol as frontline therapy is an acceptable treatment option with low side effects for patients with MDS that cannot receive ASCT Teaser At present, no standard therapy is available for most patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. In this retrospective study, we analyse data from 42 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome treated with low-dose danazol. More than half achieved a response. Results show that danazol remains an attractive option due to its low cost and good safety profile in centers with reduced access to novel therapeutic alternatives.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe burden of tAML/tMDS in Victoria is likely to be underestimated. Linkage between VCR and clinical registries is needed to provide more accurate insights.
Source: Internal Medicine Journal - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
At present, no standard therapy is available for most patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. In this retrospective study, we analyse data from 42 patients with myelodysplastic syndrome treated with low-dose danazol. More than half achieved a response. Results show that danazol remains an attractive option due to its low cost and good safety profile in centers with reduced access to novel therapeutic alternatives.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Racial and ethnic disparities in patients with solid malignancies have been well documented. Less is known about these disparities in patients with hematologic malignancies. With the advent of novel chemotherapeutics and targeted molecular, cellular, and immunologic therapies, it is important to identify differences in care that may lead to disparate outcomes. This review provides a critical appraisal of the empirical research on racial and ethnic disparities in incidence, survival, and outcomes in patients with hematologic malignancies. The review focuses on patients with acute myeloid leukemia, acute lymphocytic leukemia...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Myeloid Neoplasia, Lymphoid Neoplasia, Review Articles, Clinical Trials and Observations Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia, Volume 17, Issue 10 Author(s): David A. Sallman, Tiffany N. Tanaka, Alan List, Rafael Bejar Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a heterogeneous group of myeloid neoplasms characterized by clonal hematopoiesis leading to bone marrow dysplasia and cytopenias. Recently, significant advancements have been made in understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of this disease. In particular, how a wide array of somatic mutations can induce a common clinical phenotype has been investigated. Specifically, activation of innate immune signaling (i.e. myeloid de...
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion Bendamustine is an effective therapy with limited long-term sequelae in patients with lymphoid malignancies. Micro-Abstract Bendamustine is an effective treatment for lymphoid malignancies and its role continues to expand. To determine the long-term sequelae associated with bendamustine, 194 patients treated with bendamustine (most commonly with rituximab) were retrospectively reviewed. The rate of secondary malignancies was minimal and no therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myelogenous leukemia were reported. No deaths from infection were attributable to bendamustine.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2017 Source:Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia Author(s): David A. Sallman, Tiffany N. Tanaka, Alan List, Rafael Bejar Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a heterogeneous group of myeloid neoplasms characterized by clonal hematopoiesis leading to bone marrow dysplasia and cytopenias. Recently, significant advancements have been made in understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of this disease. In particular, how a wide array of somatic mutations can induce a common clinical phenotype has been investigated. Specifically, activation of innate immune signaling (i.e. myeloid d...
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a heterogeneous group of myeloid neoplasms characterized by clonal hematopoiesis leading to bone marrow dysplasia and cytopenias. Recently, significant advancements have been made in understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of this disease. In particular, how a wide array of somatic mutations can induce a common clinical phenotype has been investigated. Specifically, activation of innate immune signaling (i.e. myeloid derived suppressor cells) and the NLRP3 inflammasome in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells play a central role in the biology of MDS, leading to pyroptotic cell death and clonal expansion.
Source: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: SOHO State of the Art Updates and Next Questions Source Type: research
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