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Takeda Expands Oncology Research,New Approach to Understanding Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Related Conditions

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced that it will present a total of five company-sponsored poster presentations, as well as an oral pipeline symposium, at the 15th International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from May 8-11, 2019. Takeda’s presentations will highlight the company’s investigations into the epidemiology, prognosis and patient reported outcomes for higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (HR-MDS) and the related conditions – chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – to achieve a deep understanding of these rare cancers and the needs of this patient community.

“We are excited to join the MDS community at this upcoming meeting where we will share key findings around Takeda’s research in HR-MDS, CMML and AML,” said Hui Huang, PhD, Head, Oncology Global Outcomes Research at Takeda. “For over a decade, there has been little advancement in treatment options for people living with HR-MDS and CMML, despite poor patient outcomes. Takeda’s investment in this wide-ranging global outcomes research directly captures patient input to better understand these cancers, as well as AML, and the impact on their lives. These findings are an important aspect of our work as we strive to bring new treatment options to patients.”

At this year’s International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Takeda will present results from a variety of innovative research studies. These results are the first global systematic review of HR-MDS and CMML on incidence and prevalence, including the risk of transformation to AML. The results will also quantify the disease burden, discuss the difficulties associated with diagnosis and underscore the significant unmet need of this patient population. Some of this research was conducted in collaboration with the MDS Foundation – an international non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to support and educate patients and healthcare providers with innovative research into the fields of MDS, AML and related myeloid neoplasms.

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