Connect® MDS/AML: The Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Disease Registry

The purpose of the Connect® MDS/AML Disease Registry is to provide unique insights into treatment regimens and sequencing of these regimens as they relate to clinical outcomes of patients with newly diagnosed MDS, ICUS or AML in routine clinical practice and evaluate molecular and cellular markers that may provide further prognostic classification and/or might be predictive of therapy outcomes.
Cancer (Oncology) - Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Cancer (Oncology) - Leukemia, Cancer (Oncology)
Henry Kaplan, MD
Swedish Cancer Institute
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Approximately 1,500 patients across approximately 150 sites throughout the US will be enrolled in the Connect® MDS and AML Registry. Sites will include both community-based and academic centers that are representative of where patients with MDS and AML are diagnosed and treated. To best capture the distribution of sites with regard to the settings of where MDS and AML patients are typically treated in routine practice, approximately 70-80% of the sites will be community hematology/ oncology clinics and approximately 20-30% will be academic-based institutions.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients must be able to provide written informed consent
  • Newly diagnosed (confirmed diagnosis within 60 days prior to date of informed consent signature), primary or secondary Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), or Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), or Idiopathic Cytopenia of Undetermined Significance (ICUS)
  • Disease diagnosis confirmed by Central Eligibility Review
  • AML patients must be at least 55 years of age at the time of informed consent signature
  • MDS/ICUS patients must be at least 18 years of age at the time of informed consent signature
  • Patients must be willing and able to complete enrollment and follow-up HRQoL instruments, for which patients must be proficient in either English or Spanish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Suspected or proven acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) (FAB M3 or WHO 2008) based on morphology, immunophenotype, molecular assay or karyotype
  • MDS, AML or ICUS cohort assignment by Central Eligibility Review is not confirmed by site
  • For MDS and ICUS patients: receiving active (disease modifying) treatment** prior to ICF date (Supportive care such as transfusions, antibiotics, iron chelators, EPO, growth factors (G-CSF/GM-CSF) is allowed)
  • For AML patients: receiving active (disease modifying) treatment** that had been initiated for more than 2 weeks (14 days) prior to ICF date (Supportive care, such as, transfusions, antibiotics, iron chelators, EPO, growth factors (G-CSF/GM-CSF), tumor lysis prophylaxis allowed)
(206) 215-3086