International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 78, Issue 5, pp 475–476 | Cite as

Third International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Childhood

  • Atsushi Manabe
  • Yoshitoshi Ohtsuka
Meeting Report


This article summarizes presentations from the Third International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes in Childhood, April 27-29,2003, in Stresa, Italy. Topics included epidemiology, pathology, cytogenetics, molecular biology, pathophysiology, and treatment. Dr. Susanna Fenu was the Meeting Chair.


Acute Myeloid Leukemia Down Syndrome Myelodysplastic Syndrome Bone Marrow Failure Noonan Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Institute of Medical ScienceUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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