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  1. Myelodysplastic syndromes.

    ... RA with ringed sideroblasts (RARS); RA with excess of blasts (RAEB); RAEB in transformation (RAEB-T); or chronic myelomonocytic ...

    Research Article last updated 07/20/2018 - 5:14pm.

  2. A Phase III, International, Randomized, Controlled Study of Rigosertib versus Physician’s Choice of Treatment in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome after Failure of a Hypomethylating Agent

    ... We propose to enroll patients with MDS who have excess blasts (5% to 30% BM blasts), and have progressed during, failed to respond to, are intolerant of, ...

    Clinical Trial last updated 05/04/2018 - 3:53pm.

  3. Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

    ... Blast Counts Blasts are very young or immature white blood cells. In normal bone marrow , no more than 5 out of 100 white cells are blasts. Because people with MDS may have too many bone marrow blasts, doctors ...

    Page last updated 09/14/2018 - 2:43pm.

  4. How long do I have to live?

    ... you have Percentage of young white blood cells ( blasts ) in bone marrow cells Number of cytogenetic changes (abnormal ...

    FAQ last updated 09/14/2018 - 3:04pm.

  5. Treatments

    ... abnormal bone marrow cells  Reduce the number of  blasts  (young white blood cells) in your bone marrow that have an abnormal ...

    Topic section last updated 08/07/2018 - 2:28pm.

  6. MDS - Basics

    ... Blast Counts Blasts are very young or immature white blood cells. In normal bone marrow , no more than 5 out of 100 white cells are blasts. Because people with MDS may have too many bone marrow blasts, doctors ...

    Topic section last updated 06/12/2018 - 12:47pm.

  7. Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation is Underutilized in Older Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes

    ... (p=0.008), intermediate-1/low risk MDS (p<0.001), <5% blasts at diagnosis (overall p<0.001), having medicare/medicaid health ... between 2008-2011 (p<0.001), age ≥65 (p=0.001) and <5% blasts at diagnosis (overall p=0.031) were associated with a lower likelihood ...

    Research Article last updated 04/14/2017 - 9:28am.

  8. Diagnosis

    ... of cells your marrow is making Levels of bone marrow blasts (immature white blood cells) Damaged chromosomes (DNA) ...

    Topic section last updated 07/20/2018 - 5:15pm.

  9. Allogeneic stem cell transplantation in myelodysplastic syndromes: does pretransplant clonal burden matter?

    ... Although patients who undergo alloSCT with excess blasts have poorer outcomes than those transplanted with fewer blasts, the effect of clone size in patients with MDS without increased ...

    Research Article last updated 04/29/2016 - 10:22am.

  10. Diagnostic Utility of Flow Cytometry in Myelodysplastic Syndromes.

    ... of dysplasia (such as ring sideroblasts or excess of blasts ). Therefore, there is clearly need to refine the accuracy to detect ...

    Research Article last updated 03/22/2017 - 9:18am.