From the Blood Journals

From the Blood Journals

Research from the Blood family of journals: Blood and Blood Advances

Pretransplant Bridging With Blinatumomab Reduces MRD in Children With B-Cell Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

In a study of children with B-cell acute lymphocytic leukemia (B-ALL) who are about to undergo allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT), bridging with blinatumomab...

Certain Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Subtypes Carry Higher Risk of Infection-Related Solid Tumor Cancers

Various subtypes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), carry a risk for second infection-related solid...
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Estimated Prevalence of JAK2 V617F Mutations High in General Danish Population

The driver mutation JAK2 V617F and Calreticulin (CALR) mutations constitute major diagnostic criteria of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), and, while JAK2 V617F has been detected...
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Risk of Severe GVHD Lower With Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide Than ATG in Mismatched Unrelated Donor...

Antithymocyte globulin (ATG) is considered standard graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who undergo transplantation with a mismatched unrelated...

Can a Patient’s Breath Detect Post-Transplant Gastrointestinal Graft-Versus-Host Disease?

Analyzing the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) expelled in the breath can help clinicians detect and monitor gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease (GI GVHD) in patients who...
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Short, Aggressive Antibiotic Therapy Inhibits Lymphocyte Proliferation in CTCL

According to a study published in Blood, patients with advanced-stage cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) a short, yet aggressive, antibiotic regimen inhibited disease activity...
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Equal Access to Treatment Erases Difference in Outcomes Between White and African American Patients...

If African American patients with multiple myeloma (MM) are given equal access to treatments, they have outcomes that are as good as or better...
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Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of Venetoclax Plus R-CHOP in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

According to results from the phase Ib CAVALLI study, treatment with the oral BCL2 inhibitor venetoclax, combined with standard immunochemotherapy, induced high response rates...
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Study Finds Urgent Need for Sickle Cell Disease Screening Among African Refugees in Italy

Most refugees who arrive at the Mediterranean coast of Italy and other southern European countries are leaving areas where sickle cell disease (SCD) is...
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Walking Speed Predicts Frailty, Survival, and Other Outcomes in Older Patients With Blood Cancers

Walking speed was a reliable indicator of frailty among older patients with blood cancers, and this frailty measure was a more accurate predictor of...
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September 2019 Volume 5 Issue 11

September 2019, Volume 5, Issue 11

This issue explores politics in the exam room, demystifies proteomic analysis in hematology, and more.