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Nachtnebel, A. (2009): Azacitidine (Vidaza®) for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes. DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology 01.

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Abstract

So far, treatment options for patients with higher risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) have been quite limited. For azacitidine, a pyrimidine analogue with antineoplastic activity, increased survival rates for intermediate-2 to high-risk MDS patients in comparison to the three other most common forms of treatment were demonstrated in a phase III study. Hence, it provides a valuable treatment option for these difficult to treat patients.

Item Type:DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology
Keywords:Myelodysplastic syndrome, oncology, azacitidine, Vidaza, MDS
Subjects:WH Hemic and lymphatic systems
QZ Pathology > QZ 200-380 Neoplasms.Cysts
Language:English
Series Name:DSD: Horizon Scanning in Oncology 01
Deposited on:19 Oct 2009 09:58
Last Modified:03 Nov 2009 17:31

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