Features

Features

Debates, in-depth articles, and surprising profiles from ASH Clinical News

pASHions: Mrinal Patnaik, MBBS

In this edition, Mrinal Patnaik, MBBS, explains his fascination with snakes and how venomous reptiles have contributed to hematology. Dr. Patnaik is associate professor...

The Pains of Opioid Prescribing

The United States is in a state of emergency: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 91 Americans die each day...

The Rank Tank

Are public health-care ratings an indicator of quality or of popularity? Each summer, U.S. News & World Report releases its list of the best hospitals...

Mining the “Gold Rush” of Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

Immunotherapy has the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment, but as the number of immunotherapy clinical trials continues to grow, so do the challenges and...

Entering A New Era of Immunotherapy

On August 30, 2017, the FDA approved the first gene therapy in the United States: Tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah, Novartis) is a CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy...

Pulling Back the Curtain: Brian G. M. Durie, MD

In this edition, Brian G. M. Durie, MD, shares how his father’s battle with tuberculosis led to his interest in medicine, and how his...

Rewriting the Rules of Informed Consent

A look at efforts to include individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in clinical research When hematologist/oncologist Cecilia Arana Yi, MD, first saw George (name...

B.Y.O.B. (Build Your Own Boat)

In this edition of pASHions, Joseph H. Antin, MD, discusses his lifelong interest in boats – from reading about adventures at sea when he...

Pulling Back the Curtain: Gerald A. Soff, MD

In this edition, Gerald A. Soff, MD, shares his experiences as a hematologist and a hematologic patient, and he discusses how his myeloma diagnosis...

Pulling Back the Curtain: Brady Stein, MD

In this edition, Brady Stein, MD, talks about the overlap between teaching and practicing medicine, as well as passing down the tradition of hematology....
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October 2017, Volume 3, Issue 12

This issue features a look at hospital ranking systems, the risks and benefits of opioids for pain management, and more.