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Published on 1 March 2007

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Recent advances in the treatment of myelodysplastic

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Michel Delforge MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Haematology
Department of Haematology
University Hospital Leuven
Belgium
E: michel.delforge@uz.kuleuven.ac.be

The myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a heterogeneous group of clonal myeloid haemopathies with a complex underlying pathogenesis. MDS is a common haematological disorder that primarily affects the ageing population. Its clinical presentation is related to progressive bone marrow failure, but around 40% of the MDS population also has an increased risk for leukaemic transformation.(1,2) The International Prognostic



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