Features

Features

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

Pulling Back the Curtain: Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH

In this edition, Alexis A. Thompson, MD, MPH, speaks about her career studying and working with patients with hemoglobin disorders – and discovering a...

When Mistakes Happen…

Medical error has been described as a public health emergency. Certainly, the numbers support this. Opioid abuse – today’s exemplar of public health emergency –...

Progress Report: Is the Moonshot Mission on Schedule?

A little less than three years ago, former President Barack Obama called on then Vice President Joseph Biden to lead the new National Cancer...

Hazardous to Your Health: Violence in the Health-Care Workplace

The headline-making events are familiar and chilling: a Boston cardiologist murdered in a hospital by the son of a deceased patient; an Indiana physician...

In Myeloma, Cure or Control?

Over the past two decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a number of new treatments for patients with myeloma –...

Demystifying Multicolor Flow Cytometry

Flow cytometry has come a long way in the 80 years since its inception. The now highly sophisticated technique is an indispensable tool for...

Clearing the Pathway to a Cure: Interview with Adm. Brett P. Giroir, MD

When Adm. Brett P. Giroir, MD, was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

The Middle Ages: Controversies in the Treatment of Adolescents and Young Adults With Leukemia

Over the past few decades, survival rates for pediatric patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) have improved dramatically, with five-year survival rates now often...

Who Pays What, and Why?

From R&D to PBMs, a look at the U.S. approach to drug pricing  When it comes to setting drug prices, the U.S. is singular in...

Rethinking Burnout

Will solving physician burnout require sweeping changes to the U.S. health-care system?  About 15 years ago, during the first year of his fellowship, Tait Shanafelt,...
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December 2018, Volume 4, Issue 14

This issue features a look at the consequences of medical errors, an update on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, a preview of 2018 ASH Annual Meeting, and more.