12/29/2020 By Dr. Dan Platt
Summary: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a new approved treatment option, Inqovi, for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). It is an evolution from the existing treatment, decitabine (Dacogen), because it can be administered by month instead of IV.
Dr. Dan’s Takeaway: Inqovi has similar effectiveness and safety to IV decitabine (Dacogen), but it can be taken as a pill. It is therefore more convenient for patients, who will no longer have to go into the hospital for five consecutive days of IV Dacogen infusions every month.
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