Importance of Molecular Testing in MDS
M B Agarwal
To update molecular biology of myelodyspastic syndrome (MDS) and Acute myeloblastic leukaemia (AML) as well as to discuss use of novel targeted agents in the treatment of both MDS and AML
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About Importance of Molecular Testing in MDS

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is the commonest of hematological malignancy. However, hematologists find it difficult to diagnose it with accuracy as there is no single test which is diagnostic. Clinical picture, morphology, cytogenetics and molecular tests compliment each other. Clinical severity is variable with some having survival in decades while others succumb within 1-2 years. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) based molecular testing has boosted the diagnostic skills and also added to targeted therapies using novel agents.
In the field of acute myeloblastic leukaemia (AML), there was no break through in the treatment for almost 2 decades. During 2018-19, almost half a dozen molecules have received US FDA approval and hence greatly enhanced survival of these patients. Today's presentation will review these molecules.
This course is relevant for Clinical Hematologists, Hematopathologists, Medical Oncologists and Fellows doing superspecialization in these fields 


  • Chapters
    1. Chapter 01
    2. Chapter 02
    3. Chapter 03
    4. Chapter 04
    5. Chapter 05
    6. Chapter 06
    7. Chapter 07
    8. Chapter 08
    9. Chapter 09
    10. Chapter 10

About M B Agarwal

1. Head, Department of Haematology, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai 2. Director : Haematology Centre at Ghamat Lodge, 804-A, Dr. B. Ambedkar Road, Dadar TT, Mumbai - 400 014, India 3. Consultant Haematologist * Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai * Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai. * BARC Hospital, Trombay, Mumbai * RCF Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai * Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai 4. Past President: Indian Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine 08-09 5. President: Mumbai Haematology Group, 2008-10 6. Ex-Professor, Division of Haematology, Dept. of Medicine, L.T.M.G. Hospital & L.T.M. Medical College, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022 (Retired)


Importance of Molecular Testing in MDS
By M B Agarwal
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