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  1. Eltrombopag: Recent Discoveries on Potential New Applications for Aplastic Anemia

    ... failure syndromes and the use of eltrombopag, a blood growth factor to treat aplastic anemia. She receives research funding support from ...

    Interview last updated 02/14/2014 - 2:01pm.

  2. Interviews with the Experts Managing MDS With Supportive Care and Active Treatment

    ... improving blood counts.  One group of agents used is growth factors.  This includes red blood cell growth factors like ... cell production.  Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), also known as filgrastim , or Neupogen®, is the most ...

    Interview last updated 09/22/2014 - 12:25pm.

  3. Supportive Care

    ... chelation therapy to treat iron overload Growth factors Antibiotics Blood transfusions involve putting ... replace immunosuppressive therapy. Red cell growth factor is called erythropoietin or EPO for short. It is a ...

    Page last updated 08/29/2013 - 4:20pm.

  4. Transplantation Basics

    ... (usually the pelvic bones) or by treating the donor with growth factors, generally G-CSF, which push the stem cells out of the marrow ... can be discussed at that time. Why is age a factor in evaluating a patient’s suitability for transplantation? ...

    Interview last updated 04/05/2013 - 2:33pm.

  5. Agent Orange, United States Military Veterans, and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... on U.S. domestic military bases or to control unwanted growth in National Forests. However, details about domestic use have been ... a true increase of the disease in people exposed to a risk factor compared to unexposed people. Men and women who were 22 years old ...

    Page last updated 12/19/2013 - 10:58am.

  6. ASH 2012 - Reviewing MDS Progress from Research and Clinical Perspectives

    ... we now have a drug that works for platelets in the way that growth factors like erythropoietin (Procrit®) or darbepoetin ... counts. Romiplostin can be considered a platelet growth factor , also called a thrombopoietic growth factor (TPO). The problem ...

    Interview last updated 02/07/2013 - 1:28pm.