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Remembering Gustave Eisemann, Cigall Kadoch Wins 2019 Wachtel Cancer Research Prize, and more

Remembering Gustave Eisemann (1926 – 2019) Gustave Eisemann, MD, passed away on May 26, 2019. Born in Halberstadt, Germany, Dr. Eisemann came to the U.S. in...

Adding Pneumatic Compression to Heparin Therapy Does Not Reduce DVT in Critically Ill Patients

According to results from the PREVENT trial, adjunctive pneumatic compression plus pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis did not lower the risk of new lower-limb deep vein thrombosis...

Mixed Opinions on Quizartinib From the FDA and Japanese Regulators

After the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee decided against recommending approval of quizartinib for patients with relapsed/refractory FLT3-ITD acute...
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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...

Ibrutinib Plus Venetoclax Leads to High Rates of MRD Negativity in Frontline CLL

The combination of ibrutinib with venetoclax – two agents that have been approved for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) – led to...

Daratumumab Combination Extends Progression-Free Survival for Transplant-Ineligible Myeloma

In patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) who were ineligible for autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT), adding daratumumab to a regimen of lenalidomide...

FDA Approves First Anticoagulant for Pediatric Patients

The FDA approved dalteparin sodium, administered as a subcutaneous injection, to reduce the recurrence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pediatric patients (≥1 month). Dalteparin...

Trump Administration Ends Fetal Tissue Research at NIH

In June, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new policy curtailing government-funded research that uses fetal tissue donated after elective...
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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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August 2019, Volume 5, Issue 10

August 2019, Volume 5, Issue 10

This issue features a debate about gun control as a health care issue, a look at blood services in Israel and Palestine, and more.