Evidence-Based Oncology | The American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, 2015

Evidence-Based Oncology

At the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, oncologists discussed trial data evaluating combination therapies for multiple myeloma and lymphoma.
A session on the first day of the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, held December 5-8, 2015, in Orlando, Florida, clinicians discussed the promise and challenges of using newly approved hematology/oncology agents.
At a joint session at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, primary clinical reviewers from the FDA discussed the safety and efficacy issues of 3 very recently approved drugs for multiple myeloma, along with 2 clinicians who have extensive experience with these drugs in the real-world setting.
At the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, experts discussed quality measurement, public performance reporting, and pay-for-performance and it's impact on healthcare in the United States.
An educational session on Patient-Reported Outcomes in Hematology at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, discussed the importance of embracing the patient perspective in healthcare delivery.
Thirteen hematologists on the American Society of Hematology(ASH)'s Choosing Wisely Task Force chose the top 5 of 380 recommendations listed by 70 other societies for presentation at ASH.
Results from a patient-reported outcomes measure of symptoms and symptom burden, experienced by patients with acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome, were presented at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology.
Results presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology found that many patients diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia may not have access to or receive appropriate care, in part due to their insurance coverage.
A study presented during a health outcomes session at the American Society of Hematology meeting evaluated the difference in overall survival in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated in academic versus nonacademic hospitals.
At the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, researchers from the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center presented analysis evaluating the factors that influence health outcomes in children with sickle cell disease.
A study presented at the 57th meeting of the American Society of Hematology finds that distance from the site of care could could adversely affect outcomes in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia.
At the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, physicians gathered to discuss the impact of alternate payment models on clinical practice.

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