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100 Questions & Answers About Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Author(s): Jason Gotlib, MD, MS, Stanford Cancer Center
Lenn Fechter, RN, BSN
  • ISBN-13: 9780763753337
  • ISBN-10:0763753335
  • Paperback    172 pages      © 2008
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MDS is a lethal blood disease that affects as many as 50 per 100,000 individuals over the age of 70. The disorder is five times more prevalent than AML, a form of leukemia. Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, a survivor, or loved one of someone suffering from MDS, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Myelodysplastic Syndromes, provides practical, authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked. Written with commentary from actual patients, this is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, physical, and emotional turmoil of this disease.

Jason Gotlib, MD, MS-Stanford Cancer Center

Jason Gotlib, MD, MS, is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at the Stanford University School of Medicine/Stanford Cancer Center. His medical school, residency, and hematology/oncology fellowship training were undertaken at Stanford. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stanford. He is Associate Director of Stanford’s Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Center of Excellence, which was established by Dr. Peter Greenberg. Dr. Gotlib’s clinical research focus is the development of novel therapies for MDS, chronic myeloproliferative disorders, and acute myelogenous leukemia. He is a recipient of the National Institutes of Health’s K23 Career Development Award, and his research has been published in numerous journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Blood. He is currently a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Guidelines Committee for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and the International Working Group for Myelofibrosis Research and Treatment. Dr. Gotlib is married and enjoys nature photography in his spare time.

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Lenn Fechter, RN, BSN

Lenn Fechter, RN, BSN, is a nurse coordinator with the Hematology Clinic and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Center of Excellence at Stanford Cancer Center. After receiving her BSN from San Jose University, she joined Stanford Hospital and Clinics where she assumed a position with the outpatient clinic in hematology. She lives in San Carlos, California, with her husband. She has one son who is currently working toward his Master’s Degree in Education. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and participating in marathons.