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Latest Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Stories

2008-08-21 12:01:28

The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation (AA&MDSIF) is pleased to inform patients that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the label for VIDAZA (azacitidine) to include data from the AZA-001 trial, which found that Vidaza is the only agent that extends survival in MDS (myelodysplastic syndromes) patients. Vidaza was also shown to delay progression to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in patients with MDS. Roughly 30 percent of patients diagnosed with...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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