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Growth Factors in Aplastic Anemia, MDS, and PNH: Current Thinking on their Use, Risks, and Benefits

Growth factors are naturally occurring hormones in your body that signal your bone marrow to make more of certain types of blood cells. Man-made growth factors may be given to some people with bone marrow failure diseases to help increase red blood cell, white blood cell, or platelet counts.

During this webinar, recorded on July 19, 2016, Dr. Akhtari discusses the role and biology of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelet growth factors in patients with aplastic anemia, MDS, and PNH through real life case studies. He then explains how they work, and discuss the common side effects associated. Dr. Akhtari will also talk about what other alternatives would be available for patients who do not respond well to growth factors.

By the end of this program, you will be able to understand:

  • The difference between red, white, and platelet growth factors
  • Possible side effects and the benefits and risks 
  • The relationship between blood transfusions and growth factors
To download the transcript for this program:
  • Click the presentation link down below
  • Select Resources tab
  • Download PDF of transcription

This webinar was brought to you by Celgene Corporation, Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Achillion Pharmaceuticals