Written in Blood

Written in Blood

Research from recent issues of Blood

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Next-Generation Sequencing MRD Assessment Valuable Tool in AML Management

Assessing minimal residual disease (MRD) using next-generation sequencing (NGS) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) prior to undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT)...
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Risk of Thrombosis in Patients With Cancer and Implanted Ports

Although patients with solid-tumor cancers and implanted ports have a high risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), guidelines advise against routine thromboprophylaxis, given the wide...
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Examining Hospice Use Among Transfusion-Dependent Patients With Leukemia

Since 2001, more patients with leukemia are receiving hospice services, which has been associated with improved quality of life, according to an analysis published...
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Mapping Silent Cerebral Infarcts in Children With Sickle Cell Anemia

Children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) are at risk of developing cerebral ischemia, including a high prevalence of silent cerebral infarcts (SCI), which can...
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Insurance Status Contributes to Survival Disparities in Follicular Lymphoma

Patients with follicular lymphoma (FL) who have private health-care insurance live longer than uninsured patients or those who are enrolled in Medicare, according to...
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No Benefit, but Excess Toxicity, With Rivaroxaban for Patients With High-Risk Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Rivaroxaban and other direct oral anticoagulants are used as an alternative to warfarin for the prevention of thromboembolism, but data do not support routine...
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Researchers Identify Cancer Gene Mutations Associated with Poor Outcomes in CML

Despite the good outcomes experienced by most patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML) treated with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), a subset do not...
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Risk-Adapted, Chemotherapy-Alone Treatment Strategy Effective for Early-Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma

Detection of disease on interim PET/CT scans after two cycles of chemotherapy is a powerful predictor of outcomes in patients with early-stage, non-bulky Hodgkin...
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Observation Versus Immunoglobulin Therapy in Children With Chronic ITP

Compared with observation, treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) did not prevent the risk of developing chronic immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) in children newly diagnosed...
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Treating MPNs With JAK1/2 Inhibitors Increases Risks for B-Cell Lymphomas

JAK1/2 inhibitors have been used as standard and experimental treatment of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) for years, but according to research published in Blood, their...
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