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Myelodysplastic syndromes: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

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Last updated:1st Jul 2014

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are clonal haematopoietic stem cell (HSC) disorders predominating in the elderly, with a median age at diagnosis of ~70 years. The aetiology of MDS is known in only 15% of cases. The first clinical practice guidelines from ESMO cover the diagnosis and management of these rare syndromes and also include information on cytomorphology, cytogenetics, prognosis and risk assessment and supportive care.


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