While bone marrow examination has been the gold standard for diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) for many years, a new non-invasive diagnostic model may help patients avoid the unpleasant procedure in about half of cases. Israeli researchers have shown that a combination of six simple clinical variables including haemoglobin and white blood cell counts was ...
Can routine bone marrow examination be avoided for haematological malignancies?
By Michael Woodhead
20 Feb 2018