The mission of FISM is to advance scientific research and treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes by fighting side by side with patients against this disease.
This is the cornestone around which the daily activity of the Foundation revolve: scientific research as a continuous, all-encompassing study of the disease.
FISM has a case history of nearly 5000 patients that is constantly used to find new useful information in order to extend the knowledge about MDS and their biological aspects and to contribute to the study of new therapeutic solutions.
These activities also aim to improve the everyday lives of patients: finding innovative care means focusing on treatments that don’t require hospitalization or that allow patients not to spend the whole day at an outpatients clinic. The support of the family and the peace of their own home are in fact very important aspects that help the patients during the illness.
FISM strongly believes in research intended as participation in clinical trials ( in which often it has the role of sponsor): the access to an experimental protocol means having effective therapies available that at the moment are not included in the “routine” of the National Health System.
The work of FISM is based on ethical research, perseverance and the conviction that it is possible to make a difference in the fight against myelodysplasia.