To learn more about how transplants are used for MDS treatment I encourage you to watch my interview with Dr. Bart Scott, an expert in bone marrow failure from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at http://www.patientpower.info/video/bone-marrow-transplant-for-myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds/
Like many others, I’m wishing Roberts a good journey with her fight against this cancer. As a 16-year-leukemia survivor who knows many who are doing well after transplant, I am betting we’ll enjoy Robin Roberts on television for many more years to come.
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Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), National Marrow Donor Program, Accessed online 6/12/12 at
Join Now, National Bone Marrow Donor Program, Accessed online 6/12/12 at
Interview, Paul O'Donnell, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Adult Stem Cell Transplant Service, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Recorded 2/9/2011 and available on Patient Power at
Interview, Bart Lee Scott, M.D., Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Recorded 1/17/12 and available on Patient Power at http://www.patientpower.info/video/bone-marrow-transplant-for-myelodysplastic-syndrome-mds