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Here's where you'll find a regularly updated, broad range of articles written by the AAMDSIF team, allied health organizations and news organizations. By staying well-informed, patients and families are practicing a form of self-support that will help them be more effective self-advocates when engaging with health care providers.

Treatment Options Improve for Older Patients With AML

Originally Published: 03/03/2019
More options are available than ever before for treating older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and fresh hopes are resting on combinations of venetoclax (Venclexta) plus hypomethylating agents, said Richard M. Stone, MD, at the 23rd Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies®.1

Foundation Update Newsletter February 2019

Originally Published: 02/12/2019

February 2019 Newsletter: Foundation Update

Originally Published: 02/08/2019
Articles include: AAMDSIF Launches New and Improved Website for You! We Want to Hear from You: Patient Survey AAMDSIF Patient & Family Conference in Albuquerque NM Facts for Life 2019 Webinars Begin! and more! bone marrow failure disease, MDS, AML, aplastic anemia, CML, CMML, PRCA Myelodysplasia

MDS Update Winter 2019

Originally Published: 02/05/2019

Foundation Update Newsletter January 2019

Originally Published: 01/11/2019

Coping with Caregiver PTSD

Originally Published: 01/10/2019
Coming down from taking care of someone with cancer is like an addict going cold turkey. Every day I took care of Dan, we followed the same unbearable routine; the last weeks were especially traumatic for me. It's been three years since his death, and I think I am slowly emerging from PTSD. It has been difficult to assimilate back into society. I feel that only a few select people understand what I experienced as a caregiver not only for my husband of 25 years, but also for our son who has autism.

Foundation Update Newsletter December 2018

Originally Published: 12/15/2018

MDS Update, October 2018

Originally Published: 12/12/2018

Gut Microbes May Protect People Having Bone Marrow Transplants

Originally Published: 12/06/2018
For the first time, researchers have found that having a healthy balance of microorganisms in the body before a bone marrow transplant is associated with higher survival rates after the transplant.

Robust Future Ahead for Stem Cell Transplants

Originally Published: 12/06/2018
Nearly 50 years after the first successful bone-marrow transplant to treat leukemia, the number of hematopoietic stem cell transplants (SCTs) performed annually continues to increase. Growth will continue in the coming years, predict experts in the field.