ASH Annual Meeting

ASH Annual Meeting

Highlights and interviews from the American Society of Hematology’s Annual Meeting

An ASH Annual Meeting Post-Vivum

“So, what did you learn from ASH?” asked my advisor a couple of weeks after I returned from my first American Society of Hematology...

Transplant or No Transplant for Older, Fit Patients With MDS?

Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) with reduced-intensity conditioning improved overall survival (OS) in older patients with advanced myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), compared with OS in patients...

Good News on the HORIZON: Melflufen Induces Response in Heavily Refractory Myeloma

One-third of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (MM) that was refractory to pomalidomide and/or daratumumab responded to treatment with melflufen, according to interim data...

ECHELON-2: Brentuximab Vedotin Combination Outperforms CHOP for Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas

Results from the phase III ECHELON-2 trial showed that brentuximab vedotin added to a combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone (BV+CHP) nearly doubled progression-free...

Selinexor Induces Deep Responses in Refractory Multiple Myeloma

More than one-quarter of patients with refractory multiple myeloma (MM) responded to treatment with a combination of selinexor and low-dose dexamethasone, according to results...

REACHing Children With Sickle Cell Anemia in Sub-Saharan Africa

Daily treatment with hydroxyurea was feasible, well-tolerated, and safe for children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) living in sub-Saharan Africa, according to results from...

Four Cycles as Effective as Six Cycles of Chemotherapy for Favorable-Risk DLBCL

While young patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are typically treated with six cycles of R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone), results from...

Luspatercept Reduces the Need for Transfusions in Patients With Beta Thalassemia and MDS

In two separate phase III trials presented at the 2018 ASH Annual Meeting, luspatercept, a first-in-class recombinant fusion protein, was found to be safe...

New Drug Approvals in Nonmalignant Hematology

In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) set a record for the number of approvals for new therapies – or new indications...

Algorithm Built on Big Data Improves Prognostic Accuracy Over Existing MDS Models

Using machine learning, researchers were able to develop a prognostic model that predicted survival among patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and was more accurate...
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Current Issue

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.