Expert Video - What is AML with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC)?

Expert Dr. David Steensma explains in this video that acute myeloid leukemia with myelodysplasia-related changes is a specific type of AML. It is also called AML-MRC. In this type, the bone marrow not only has an unusually high number of the immature stem cells called blasts, but many other abnormal cells. These abnormalities are caused by a previous condition called myelodysplastic syndrome or by genetic changes. The outlook for AML-MRC is not as good as for other types of AML, but depends on what genetic abnormalities are present.

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