536 pages | 45 Color Illus. | 19 B/W Illus.
Written by a team of leading authorities in pathogenesis, diagnostic techniques, and clinical management strategies in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), this text provides a concise, easy-to-follow review of the advances in the science, classification, diagnosis, and management of the condition.
An ideal source for hematologists, oncologists, and cancer researchers, this Second Edition features:
New topics in Myelodysplastic Syndrome include:
1. Myelodysplastic Syndrome: Historical Aspects and Classification. 2. Epidemiology of MDS. 3. Cytogenetics & Molecular Biology of MDS. 4. Global Genomic Approaches to MDS. 5. The Role of Apoptosis in MDS. 6. The Role of Mitochondria in MDS. 7. Defects in Iron Metabolism and Iron Overload in MDS. 8. Therapy-Related MDS and Myeloid Leukemia. 9. Diagnosis of MDS: Criteria and Challenges. 10. Hypocellular MDS and Hypocellulcar Acute Myeloid Leukemias: Relationship to Aplastic Anemia. 11. Diagnostic Utility of Flow Cytometry. 12. Deletion 5q and 5q-Syndrome in MDS. 13. CMML and MDS-MPD Overlap Syndromes. 14. MDS in Children. 15. Prognostic Factors in the Assessment of Patients with MDS. 16. Therapeutic Strategies: The Approsch to Care of Patients w/ MDS, and Criteria for Response. 17. Management of Cytopenias in MDS. 18. Immune Dysregulation And The Role For Immunotherapy in Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). 19. Lenalidomide Therapy in MDS. 20. DNA Methyltransferase Inhibitor Therapy in MDS. 21. Intensive Chemotherapy and Stem Cell Transplantation in MDS.