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

Breakthroughs for Bleeding: Updates in Treating and Managing Hemophilia

In 1982, the gene encoding factor IX (FIX) was cloned, followed by the cloning of the factor VIII (FVIII) gene in 1984. The events...
Dr. Kyle at the Mayo Clinic.

Pulling Back the Curtain: Robert A. Kyle, MD

In this edition, Robert A. Kyle, MD, chronicles his nearly 70-year career and rural beginnings, from attending a one-room schoolhouse in North Dakota to...

What Does the Future Hold for Gene Therapy in Nonmalignant Hematology?

The human genome contains about 25,000 genes that encode myriad proteins that drive the processes necessary for life. But disruptions, deletions, and mutations can...

The Other Opioid Epidemic

Federal crackdowns on opioid prescribing have shifted the crisis from overdoses to undertreatment The United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic that...

Representing Hemostasis and Thrombosis: An Interview With Roy Silverstein, MD

2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) President Roy Silverstein, MD, speaks about the goals of the ASH Working Group on Hemostasis and Thrombosis. What is...

More Options, More Questions: Debating the Optimal Frontline Regimen for Multiple Myeloma

As part of the 2019 ASH Meeting on Hematologic Malignancies held September 6-7 in Chicago, experts were invited to discuss challenging patient care questions,...

Taking the Pulse of Health Care and Politics

With more health-related topics becoming politicized, it may be hard to keep politics out of the exam room. As another U.S. presidential election approaches, Americans...
Dr. Altman with her family

Pulling Back the Curtain: Jessica K. Altman, MD

In this edition, Jessica K. Altman, MD, explains how working as a dental assistant helped shape her interactions with her patients. Tell us about your childhood.  I...

Demystifying Proteomics in Hematology

The central dogma of molecular biology describes the flow of information in a cell, from the DNA in a gene to RNA to protein....
MDA Blood Mobiles are dispatched around the country six days per week.

Israel and Palestine Find Common Ground in Blood Services

The borders between Israelis and Palestinians are among the most formidable in the world. The walls are high, the guards on both sides are...
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October 2019, Volume 5, Issue 12

This issue highlights the unintended consequences of fighting the nation’s opioid epidemic, considers the optimal frontline regimen for myeloma, and more.