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The Diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Difficulties, Dilemmas, and Decisions

This program focuses on the latest developments in research around the pathology of MDS, and how those findings relate to clinical care of patients. Through case study examples, the speakers discuss common scenarios and potential difficulties encountered by clinicians seeking to diagnose potential MDS cases, and provide treatment and prognostic information to current patients.

  • Vu Duong, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center and School of Medicine; 
  • Carole Miller, MD, Cancer Center Director at Ascension Health St. Agnes Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD
  • Zeba Singh, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss difficulties in diagnosing MDS
  • Examine the roles of diagnostic testing, including:
    • Conventional karyotyping
    • FISH
    • Molecular mutations analysis using next-generation sequencing
  • Highlight changes in the new 2016 WHO classification of MDS
  • Review risk stratification of MDS
This program is part of the AAMDSIF “Care Partners” series for community-based clinical care professionals who provide extensive preliminary and follow-up care to MDS patients. It is intended to provide convenient access to the most current and relevant practice information.

Program Length: 53 minutes
This is a non-accredited program.