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Transplant in Older Adults with Aplastic Anemia and MDS

Presenter(s): 
Topic(s): 
Bone Marrow Transplant
Aplastic Anemia
Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Presentation Date: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

Ryotaro Nakamura, MD is Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation; Director, Center for Stem Cell Transplantation at City of Hope. 

Dr. Nakamura discusses the how the best practices for treating aplastic anemia and MDS have changed to include transplant as a realistic option for many patients over 40.  With new conditioning regimes and improved matching, many patients can have a successful transplant well into their 70s.  Dr. Nakamura also gives an overview of how aplastic anemia and MDS affect the bone marrow, a critical part of the decisionmaking process for determining if a transplant is an option.