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Br J Haematol. 2014 Aug;166(3):352-9. doi: 10.1111/bjh.12884. Epub 2014 Apr 9.

Comparison of the prognostic utility of the revised International Prognostic Scoring System and the French Prognostic Scoring System in azacitidine-treated patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

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  • 1Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.


The revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) was developed in a cohort of untreated myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients. A French Prognostic Scoring System (FPSS) was recently reported to identify differential survival among azacitidine-treated patients with high-risk MDS. We applied the FPSS and IPSS-R to 150 patients previously randomized to azacitidine monotherapy or a combination of azacitidine with entinostat (a histone deacetylase inhibitor). Neither score predicted response but both discriminated patients with different overall survival (OS; median OS, FPSS: 9·7, 14·7, and 25·3 months, P = 0·018; IPSS-R: 12·5, 11·3, 20·8, and 36 months, P = 0·005). Statistical analysis suggested no improvement in OS prediction for the FPSS over the IPSS-R in azacitidine-treated patients.

© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


French Prognostic Scoring System; azacitidine; myelodysplastic syndromes; prognostic models; revised International Prognostic Scoring System

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