Expert Video - What’s the connection between MDS and AML-MRC?

Dr. Sandra Kurtin, expert on acute myeloid leukemia (AML), explains that myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, is also a disorder of abnormal cells in the blood and bone marrow. MDS can develop into AML-MRC because it is also a malignancy, or cancer, of the bone marrow cells. Having a higher-risk type of MDS raises the risk of developing AML later.

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