10 episodes

This new initiative of the MDS Foundation is devoted to patients, family members, and other non-professional interested people. In each episode, experts in the field will discuss novel information on MDS, such as new diagnostic techniques, new therapies etc. They will also answer frequently asked questions, which are relevant to many people.

MDS Patient & Family Report MDS Foundation

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This new initiative of the MDS Foundation is devoted to patients, family members, and other non-professional interested people. In each episode, experts in the field will discuss novel information on MDS, such as new diagnostic techniques, new therapies etc. They will also answer frequently asked questions, which are relevant to many people.

    Overview of MDS treatments [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    Overview of MDS treatments [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    In this episode, Dr. Papadantonakis from Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Atlanta, US, and Dr. Mittelman, chairman of the MDS Foundation scientific board, discuss the range of treatment options for patients with MDS. 

    • 26 min
    New drugs for anemia of lower-risk MDS [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    New drugs for anemia of lower-risk MDS [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    MDS experts Drs Nikolaos Papadantonakis of Emory, Atlanta, US, and Moshe Mittelman, Tel-Aviv, Israel, discuss new trials presented in the last meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2023. They focus on luspatercept, imetelstat and roxodustat.  

    • 27 min
    Commonly asked questions - Part II [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    Commonly asked questions - Part II [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    Mrs. Iris Yahal, founder and director of MDS Israel Support Group (Israel MDS Foundation), discusses with Dr. Moshe Mittelman of Tel-Aviv, an MDS expert, several issues that are within the interest of MDS patients and families, including issues related to quality of life and the participation in clinical trials.

    • 21 min
    Commonly asked questions - Part l [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    Commonly asked questions - Part l [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    In this part I of the frequently asked questions episode, Mrs. Iris Yahal, the founder and director of the MDS Israel Support Group (Israel MDS foundation), asks and discusses with Dr. Mittelman, of Tel-Aviv, several topics that are within the interest of patients and families. The questions of MDS as an inherited disease or as a cancer, as well as issues related to patient-physician relationship, are discussed.

    • 20 min
    Clinical trials – What’s important to know? (Part II) [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    Clinical trials – What’s important to know? (Part II) [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    Moshe Mittelman, Professor of Medicine and Hematology from Tel-Aviv and chairman, the scientific board of MDS Foundation, interviews Mrs. Noa Goldschmidt, Chief Study Coordinator in Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, about clinical trials from the perspective of patients and families. They discuss several issues, include the three phases of trial, why the patients benefit from trials and other important points.

    • 20 min
    Clinical trials – What’s important to know? (Part I) [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    Clinical trials – What’s important to know? (Part I) [MDS Patient & Family Report]

    In this episode of the MDS-Foundation Podcast Projects – The Patient and Families
    Program, Dr. Moshe Mittelman, Chief MDS Center of Excellence, Tel Aviv Sourasky
    (Ichilov) Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, and Mrs. Noa Goldshmidt, Chief Study Coordinator
    at TASMC, discussing various issues related to clinical trials. The episode is directed
    to MDS patients, their families, and all interested parties, with a special focus on
    clinical trials for MDS patients. Among other topics, they explain what clinical trials
    are, why they are so important, they describe the stages and process of clinical
    trials, and explain why patients can benefit from participation in trials. Finally, they
    emphasize that patient safety is the prior interest and is highly maintained, and
    provide some interesting real-world examples.

    • 19 min

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