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Literature Scan

New and noteworthy research from the medial literature landscape

New Hope in High-Risk Leukemia Subtype

Philadelphia chromosome-like acute lymphocytic leukemia (Ph-like ALL) is a precursor of B-cell ALL. Unfortunately, pediatric patients with Ph-like ALL face worse outcomes. Adding tyrosine...

The New Normal: Lower Transfusion Thresholds for Septic Shock Patients

A restrictive approach to blood transfusion reduced blood use by half but, more importantly, caused no harm to 998 critically ill patients with septic...

DS-ALL: An Ever-Changing Genetic Mutation Landscape

Children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk for developing leukemia – as much as 50 times more likely than other children. In...

Good, But Not Optimal – HSCT Match Possible for Most Patients

For patients with certain blood cancers or other diseases, hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) are potentially lifesaving therapies. While the majority of patients are...

Ruxolitinib Shows Promise in Polycythemia Vera

Ruxolitinib, a JAK1/2 inhibitor approved by the FDA for the treatment of myelofibrosis, also has activity in another myeloproliferative neoplasm, polycythemia vera, according to...

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