Editor's Corner

Editor's Corner

ASH Clinical News’ Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors offer their perspective on current topics in hematology and health care. The content of the Editor’s Corner is the opinion of the author and does not represent the official position of the American Society of Hematology unless so stated. Have a comment about these editorials? Let us know what you think; we welcome your feedback. Email the editor at [email protected].

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...

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...

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...

Musing on Medical Marvels

It was circa 1999. I can picture the patient vividly: A mustachioed, unfailingly polite – but exhausted – middle-aged man holding a white tissue...

Shouts & Mumblings: A Transplant in Every Kitchen

“Patients with various blood-related cancers … receive transplants of bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells to restore stem cells that were destroyed by...

Contract Research Agonizations

After years spent as an investigator on countless hematology and cancer clinical trials, all initiated with the noble intent of improving my patients’ lives...

Molecular Stamp Collecting

The great experimental physicist Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) provocatively claimed, “All science is either physics … or stamp collecting.” Lord Rutherford intended his cocky quip as...

Letter From a Cleveland Jail to the ABIM: Patient Practicum

Dear American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Writing to you, as usual, from behind the bars of emotional turmoil, political dissonance, and unresolved neuroses regarding...

Learning to Love Your Genome

The daily circus of recent world events has left me wondering whether it is truly plausible that I share a genome with the other...
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