Feature Articles

Feature Articles

ASH Clinical News takes a deeper look at hot topics in medicine

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...

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...

The Geography of Drug Approvals

How can regulators look at the same data and get different results? The goal of regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

It Runs in the Blood

For these doctors, hematology is “the family business” The term “family business” may conjure images of stores, restaurants, and other commercial enterprises, but it turns...

Show Me the Money? Show Us the Data!

How will NIH’s new requirement that federally funded clinical trials report outcomes affect researchers? The merits and cautions of data sharing have long been a...

Uncommon Presentations, Uncommon Cancers

In this column, Beth Faiman, CNP, PhD, reviews the 5th edition of the Textbook of Uncommon Cancer. Have you read any hematology-related books recently? Let...

Agent Orange and Hematologic Malignancies: The Fog of War Still Hovers

More than 40 years after the Vietnam War, the fog of Agent Orange hangs thick over veterans and those providing their medical care. Aging...
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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.