MDS is a bone marrow failure disorder
MDS is a blood cancer
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The Myeloid Continuum of Diseases

As we come to refine the defining features of MDS, it has become clear that MDS, along with other myeloid diseases occur on a continuum. There are several International Working Groups focused on mapping the characteristics of the myeloid diseases including MDS, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs), MDS/MPN crossover disease, and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). This myeloid family of diseases share several traits, but, we are learning more about features that make them distinctly different.  Many of these features are the focus of clinical trials aimed at the development of new treatments. With the evolution of the science, The MDS Foundation has broadened its focus to continue support for scientists, healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers LIVING with these myeloid diseases.

NEW Building Blocks of Hope®: MPN Edition

To meet the needs of patients who are LIVING with MPNs, the MDS Foundation has released a new patient and caregiver resource, Building Blocks of Hope®: MPN Edition. Modeled after the Building Blocks of Hope®: MDS Edition, this tool provides an interactive digital format that will allow the user to access resources from a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.  The resource is also available in print format at our patient and caregiver forums or by request at The MDS Foundation.

View and Download the Building Block of Hope – MPN Edition

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