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Small Retrospective Study Suggests Thrombopoietin Receptor Agonists Are Safe, Likely Effective...

Preliminary findings from an observational multicenter study suggest that temporary off-label use of thrombopoietin receptor agonists (TPO-RAs) for the treatment of severe and/or refractory...
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Constantine Tam: Comparing Zanubrutinib With Ibrutinib in Waldenström Macroglobulinemia

Treatment with zanubrutinib resulted in a higher combined complete response and very good partial response rate than therapy with ibrutinib in patients with Waldenström...

John Kuruvilla: Pembrolizumab in Relapsed/Refractory Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma

Treatment with pembrolizumab prolonged progression-free survival more than brentuximab vedotin, including in patients ineligible for transplant. Dr. Kuruvilla discusses results from the phase III...

Meletios Dimopoulos: Weekly SVd Improved PFS in Relapsed/Refractory Myeloma

Once weekly combination treatment with selinexor, bortezomib, and dexamethasone led to an approximately 4-month improvement in progression-free survival compared with bortezomib plus dexamethasone. Meletios...

Shaji Kumar: Comparing KRd With VRd in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma

Initial treatment with carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone was not associated with greater improvements in progression-free survival compared with bortezomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone. Shaji Kumar,...

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A growing body of clinical evidence indicates that COVID-19 infection predisposes patients to arterial and...
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Extended Half-Life Factor VIII Fusion Protein Effective in Previously Untreated Hemophilia A

The use of extended half-life recombinant factor VIII Fc fusion protein (rFVIIIFc) appeared to be...
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FLT180a: A New Gene Therapy Candidate for Severe Hemophilia B

In a small study of patients with severe hemophilia B, the novel adeno-associated virus (AAV)...
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Decitabine Plus Venetoclax Outperforms Intensive Chemotherapy Across Risk Groups

For older and unfit patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), venetoclax plus hypomethylating agents (HMAs)...
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Phase I Trial Supports CC-92480 for Heavily Pretreated Myeloma

Results from a first-in-human trial of CC-92480 in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma...
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Caplacizumab Produces Faster, Sustained Platelet Count Responses Than Placebo in aTTP

Patients with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP) who were treated with caplacizumab – anti–von Willebrand...

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ASH Publishes New Clinical Practice Guidelines on AML in Older Adults, and more

ASH Publishes New Clinical Practice Guidelines on AML in Older Adults The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is pleased to announce the release of...
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ASH Releases Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease, and...

ASH Releases Clinical Practice Guidelines on Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has released new clinical practice guidelines...

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Remembering Edward Henderson, MD, and more

Remembering Edward Henderson, MD (1932 – 2020) Hematologist Edward Henderson, MD, passed away on June 25, 2020, at the age of 87.Dr. Henderson spent 12...
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Charles L. Sawyers Elected AACR President, Young Investigators Receive More Than $1 Million From...

Charles L. Sawyers Elected 2020-21 AACR President The Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced Charles L. Sawyers, MD, as the AACR...
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Remembering Earl Davie, Clive Kearon, and more

Remembering Earl Davie, PhD (1927 – 2020) Biochemist Earl Warren Davie, PhD, died on June 6, 2020, at the age of 92.Dr. Davie was Professor...

The Rise of Preprint Archives

As medical research continues to evolve, so do publication platforms. The traditional peer review publishing model has operated in much the same way since its...

The Costs of COVID-19

The massive economic and health impacts of the global pandemic may be difficult to quantify, but there are still lessons to be learned. In May...

Medicine’s New Virtual Reality

Providers discuss the almost overnight adoption of telemedicine – and their hopes for its future. When asked how often telehealth or virtual patient visits...