Conquering Diseases

The National Myelodysplastic Syndromes (Mds) Study


This study is looking to enroll patients who have recently been diagnosed with one of the blood disorders included among Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) to better understand the natural history of the disease.


Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are conditions that occur when the blood-forming cells in the bone marrow are damaged and have problems making new blood cells. The purpose of this project is to collect information as well as blood, bone marrow and other tissues (eyebrow hairs and cells from the inside of the cheek) from patients to investigate how their disease changes over time. The samples and information will be used to create a database that will be used for future research.

What we're hoping for

We're hoping the knowledge gained by this study will allow doctors to better understand how blood disorders including Myelodysplastic Syndrome change over time and may lead to better ways to prevent, detect, and treat MDS.

Additional Information Identifier: NCT02775383

 Principal Investigator

Jan  Cerny, MD, PhD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

The Cancer  Research Office



UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655