Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

Solving the Contract Research Agonization Problem

In the June 2017 issue of ASH Clinical News, we published an editorial calling into question some of the purposes and practices of contract...

How would you treat an older patient with pancytopenia who was diagnosed with ALL?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about treating a patient with acute lymphocytic leukemia who is of advanced age. Disclaimer:...

The Evolving Role of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist

As the treatment of hematologic conditions and cancer has evolved to include more personalized, targeted agents, the demand for comprehensive pharmacist services has risen....

How should you treat a patient with lymphoma who developed “chemo brain” after R-CHOP...

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about neurologic toxicity following R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone). Disclaimer: ASH does not...

A Thought-Provoking Question

In our September issue, Elisabeth M. Battinelli, MD, PhD, responded to a colleague seeking advice on managing a patient who developed deep-vein thrombosis (DVT)...

Treating Spin Doctors

Recently, a hospital in Boston announced that a senior staff scientist had developed a “cure” for leukemia. I wasn’t surprised to read this –...
Alice Ma, MD

With a Little Help From My Friends

“Do you have a second to talk about a case?” It’s a line heard on phones and in offices the world over. A colleague, stumped...

How would you treat a pregnant woman with iron deficiency who has undergone bariatric...

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about a pregnant woman with iron deficiency who has undergone bariatric surgery. Disclaimer: ASH...

Is This Case of Deep Vein Thrombosis Provoked or Unprovoked?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about travel-related deep vein thrombosis. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend or endorse any specific...

Meaningful Benefits

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost, “The Road...
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December 2017, Volume 3, Issue 14

This issue features physicians' insights on gun control, the use of cannabis for symptom relief, and more.