Blood Advances in a Different Vein

Blood Advances in a Different Vein

Research from recent issues of Blood Advances

Weighing Conditioning Regimens for Patients With CML Undergoing Transplant

Conditioning with a reduced-intensity, nonmyeloablative regimen was associated with similar post-transplant survival but a lower risk of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), compared with a...

Eculizumab Reduces Hemolysis and Transfusion Dependency in Patients With Cold Agglutin Disease

Treatment with eculizumab, an inhibitor of the terminal complement pathway, reduced hemolysis and transfusion-dependence in patients with cold agglutin disease (CAD). However, it had...

Phlebotomy and Hydroxyurea Are Underused in Patients With Polycythemia Vera

Treatment with phlebotomy or hydroxyurea was associated with lower mortality among older patients with polycythemia vera (PV) who were considered at high thrombotic risk,...

Evaluating Twice-Yearly Denosumab for Transfusion-Dependent, Thalassemia-Induced Osteoporosis

Treatment with twice-yearly denosumab improved spinal bone mineral density (BMD) compared with placebo in patients with transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT)–induced osteoporosis, according to results of...

Carfilzomib Benefits Outweigh Potential for Cardiac Toxicity in Relapsed/Refractory Myeloma

While clinical trials of the proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) showed varying incidence rates of cardiovascular adverse events (AEs),...

Can Cytarabine Prevent Progression to Myeloid Leukemia in Children With Down Syndrome and Transient...

In pediatric patients with Down syndrome (DS) and transient myeloproliferative disorder (TMD), treatment with low-dose cytarabine lowered early mortality risk, compared with historical controls,...

Age, Anthracycline Dose, Hypertension Contribute to Higher CVD Risk in HCT Recipients

In a study published in Blood Advances, investigators reviewed data from a large cohort of patients who had undergone a hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT)...

Lenalidomide Therapy Increases VTE Risk in B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) treated with lenalidomide have an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) – similar to the increased risk...

Psychiatric Comorbidities of Myeloma Lead to High Health-Care Costs

Many patients with multiple myeloma (MM) have a high risk for developing psychiatric comorbidities and, according to a study published in Blood Advances, managing...

Lower Risk of GVHD With Parous Female Sibling Donors Than With Male Unrelated Donors

Donor’s sex and number of previous pregnancies are well established risk factors for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), with male sibling...
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January 2019 Annual Meeting Edition

This issue features highlights from the 2018 ASH Annual Meeting, including big data initiatives to improve prognosis in myelodysplastic syndromes, and more.