The Risks of Transfusional Iron Overload:
What MDS Patients Should Know About Chelation
The Philadelphia Area Patient Support Group
of The MDS Foundation, Inc.
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Two Logan Square, 34th Floor
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Clifford Pemberton, MD, Lankenau Medical Center
Michael Millenson, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Topics to be covered include:
-Why Multiple Transfusions Result in Iron Overload
-The Risks of Transfusional Iron Overload
-What is chelation?
-What are its pros and cons?
-When to start it, if at all?
-What agents are used, how do they work,
what is their efficacy, and what are their side effects?
For more information, please contact:
Audrey Hassan at ahassan@MDS-Foundation.org