Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a heterogeneous collection of hematopoietic stem cell disorders that result in cytopenias and the risk of progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Treatment goals vary according to disease severity, and patients may receive drugs such as erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs), lenalidomide, and hypomethylating agents (HMAs). However, the MDS treatment landscape is set to change dramatically with the launch of several new emerging therapies. We explore current prescribing patterns, factors that drive or constrain hematologists’ use of key therapies, and the changes in prescribing expected in the coming year.
Current Treatment: Physician Insights provides physician insights on treatment dynamics, prescribing behavior, and drivers of brand use so that marketers can create specific messaging around these treatment dynamics to more effectively increase or defend their market position.
Release date: May 2020
Geographies: United States
Primary Research: Survey of 97 U.S. hematologists
Key Drugs Covered: ESAs, lenalidomide, azacitidine, decitabine
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