Novel therapeutic options for patients suffering from myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) have not managed to climb the stage in recent years. However, clinical trials with new agents were ongoing under the radar. During the 2018 annual EHA meeting, new results were presented that may be inspiring for new clinical trials leading to drug approvals and the expansion of our therapeutic arsenal in this difficult-to-treat patient population. In addition to MDS, this overview will also address the key data on myeloproliferative diseases presented at EHA 2018.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2018;9(4):157–60)