American Society of Hematology

American Society of Hematology
The American Society of Hematology’s 59th Annual Meeting and Exposition will be held December 9-12, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. Professionals from around the world will present and discuss their research and latest developments in malignant and non-malignant hematology. Sign up for our daily e-mail blasts , and check back here during the conference for our complete meeting coverage.
December 28, 2017
Deciding to administer CAR T-cell therapies is an institutional commitment that requires educating all clinicians who will be involved and partnerships with other organizations, said Stephen Schuster, MD, of the Perelman School of Medicine.
December 25, 2017
Most primary side effects of CAR T therapies occur early on after treatment and resolve quickly, but there are some that require long-term monitoring, explained Shannon L. Maude, MD, PhD, of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
December 23, 2017
Physicians caring for patients with severe congenital neutropenia should be ready to detect issues with multiple systems in the body, explained Seth Corey, MD, of the Virginia Commonwealth University and the Massey Cancer Center & Children's Hospital of Richmond, during a session at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia.
December 22, 2017
Electronic health records can be used to measure and record how guidelines are being implemented and followed, but more government intervention is needed to regulate electronic health records and set standards, Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, FACP, FRACP, president, Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute.
December 18, 2017
The FDA was busy in 2017, with a number of notable approvals, including the first chimeric antigen receptor T-cell treatment. In a session at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, employees from the FDA presented data on 5 new drug approvals in leukemia and lymphoma in 2017.
December 18, 2017
Opioids are commonly precribed for the treatment of both acute and chronic pain.
December 16, 2017
In a session at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, Brian Curtis, PhD, of the BloodCenter of Wisconsin Blood Research Institute, highlighted drugs other than chemotherapy that may cause neutropenia in patients.
December 12, 2017
Stephen Schuster, MD, of the Perelman School of Medicine, provides a summary of results seen with CAR T treatments in leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
December 12, 2017
Including the modified brentuximab antibody in the treatment regimen improved modified progression-free survival by 5%, although the rates of neutropenia and infections were higher in patients administered the brentuximab-containing regimen.
December 12, 2017
Adolescents and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) tend to have worse outcomes than children with ALL, and new research published at the 59th American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting delved into the reasons why, explained Julie A. Wolfson, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
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