Number 3 / June 2012

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

The mission of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, an official publication of ONS, is to provide practical information necessary to care for patients and their families across the cancer continuum and to develop publication skills in oncology nurses.

Journal Editor Ellen Carr, RN, MSN, AOCN®



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June 2012
Vol. 16, No. 3

Supplement, June 2012, Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of clonal myeloid malignancies with variability in clinical presentation and disease trajectory, as well as prognosis and treatment recommendations. MDS is considered to be a rare disease that is most common in adults older than age 70. The disease is characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, progressive bone marrow failure, and a variable risk of leukemic transformation thought to result from complex interactions between the malignant clone and the bone marrow microenvironment. This supplement is intended to provide the oncology clinician with an overview of MDS and provide tools for the clinical management and support of patients with MDS.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of clonal myeloid malignancies with variability in clinical presentation and disease trajectory, as well as prognosis and treatment recommendations (Kurtin & Demakos, 2010). MDS is considered to be a rare disease that is most common in adults older than age 70. The disease is characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, progressive bone marrow failure, and a variable risk of leukemic transformation thought to result from complex interactions between the malignant clone and the bone marrow microenvironment (Kurtin, 2011). This supplement is intended to provide the oncology clinician with an overview of MDS and provide tools for the clinical management and support of patients with MDS. - See more at: http://cjon.ons.utdev.com/cjon/16/6/supplement/myelodysplastic-syndromes...
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