Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Clinical and Biological Advances

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This book describes the clinical classification, underlying biological mechanisms and treatment of the myelodysplastic syndromes. Authored by international experts, the chapters cover all aspects of the myelodysplastic syndromes, from an in-depth analysis of the multifactorial nature of this disease, including an assessment of stromal, immunological and stem cell abnormalities, to a review of recent molecular and cytogenetic discoveries and insights. This book will be a valuable resource to clinicians and researchers who wish to learn more about myelodysplastic syndromes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521496681
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/2005
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Date of birth 10/11/1937.

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Table of Contents

Preface Peter Greenberg; 1. Clinical and prognostic characterization of Myelodysplastic Syndrome Peter Greenberg; 2. Morphologic classifications of Myelodysplastic Syndrome: French-American-British and the World Health Organization Richard Brunning; 3. Pathogenetic mechanisms underlying Myelodysplastic Syndrome Peter Greenberg; 4. Cytogenetic abnormalities in Myelodysplastic Syndrome Harold J. Olney and Michelle M. Le Beau; 5. Molecular mechanisms and gene expression patterns in Myelodysplastic Syndrome Wolf-Karsten Hofmann and Phillip Koeffler; 6. Immunologic mechanisms and treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome A. John Barrett, Elaine Sloand and Neal S. Young; 7. Biologically targeted therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndrome Andrew Buresh and Alan List; 8. Supportive care in Myelodysplastic Syndrome: hemopoietic cytokines and iron chelation therapy Jason Gotlib and Peter Greenberg; 9. Hematopoietic cell transplantation options in Myelodysplastic Syndrome Joachim Deeg and Bart Scott; 10. Health-related quality of life in Myelodysplastic Syndrome: conceptualization, measurement and implications Mary Thomas.

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