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Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Poorer Survival in Hodgkin Lymphoma

For patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), having vitamin D deficiency prior to starting treatment appears to be associated with worse progression-free survival (PFS) and...

Is the Flu Vaccine Effective in Patients With Cancer?

In a population-based study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers found that the influenza vaccine protected patients with cancer against developing flu,...
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The Fewer Transfusions, the Better for Newborns With Thrombocytopenia

Newborns with thrombocytopenia had a lower risk of death or bleeding if they received platelet transfusions according to a lower 25×109/L threshold rather than...
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Twin Study Finds No Genetic Predisposition to Clonal Hematopoiesis

In a study published in Blood, researchers found no concordance in somatic clonal hematopoiesis (CH) mutations in a cohort of older twins, indicating that...

U.K. Labour Party Proposes Expanding Government Regulation of Pharmaceutical Market

The opposition U.K. Labour Party has pledged to reform the country’s pharmaceutical market by establishing a publicly owned generic drug manufacturer and expanding the...
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Nobel Prize Awarded for Discovery of How Cells Sense Oxygen, ASH Members Elected to...

Nobel Prize Awarded for Discovery of How Cells Sense Oxygen The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to scientists William G. Kaelin Jr.,...

Genetic Testing Kit Company 23andMe Moving Into Clinical Trial Recruitment

The consumer genetic testing kit company 23andMe announced that it will partner with tech startup TrialSpark to help match interested customers with nearby clinical...

FDA Issues Guidelines for Regulating Health Artificial Intelligence

The FDA provided new guidance on the regulation of mobile health software and clinical decision support (CDS) tools that use artificial intelligence (AI). The...

Democrats and Republicans Unveil Competing Drug Pricing Bills

Lowering drug costs is a major bipartisan voter issue, but tensions between parties have been escalating as Democrats introduced a bill that would allow...

FDA Approves Daratumumab-Based Quadruplet Regimen for Transplant-Eligible Myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the quadruplet regimen consisting of daratumumab, bortezomib, thalidomide, and dexamethasone to treat adult patients with newly...
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December 2019, Volume 5, Issue 15

This issue examines the hidden costs of participating in clinical trials, explores the pediatric hematology/oncology workforce, and more.