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Study Confirms Association Between MRD Status and Survival for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

A study published in JAMA Oncology found that for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM), a negative minimal residual disease (MRD) status was...

Researchers Develop New App to Increase Primary-Care Doctors’ Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease

Researchers have developed a mobile application to help primary-care providers (PCPs) care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), which includes a toolkit containing...

ASH Pushes for Payment Reform for Rare Diseases, Namely Sickle Cell Disease

As part of a multifaceted initiative to address the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD), the American Society of Hematology (ASH) sent a letter...

Persistent, Pre-Leukemic Mutations Help Explain High Relapse Risk in Older Patients with Acute Myeloid...

Pre-leukemic genetic mutations that persist after chemotherapy are linked to shorter overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with acute myeloid leukemia...

Novel, Magnetically Controlled Drug Dissolves Blood Clots Better Than Standard Thrombolytic Enzymes

Researchers at ITMO University and Mariinsky Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia, described an injectable, magnetically controlled drug capable of being condensed onto a blood...

Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics Selling Unapproved Therapies in the United States

At least 351 companies in the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell procedures – for osteoarthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, spinal cord injuries, and...

Maintenance Therapy With Norethandrolone May Prolong Survival for Older Patients With AML

The administration of the androgenic, anabolic steroid norethandrolone during post-induction treatment improved survival outcomes among older patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML),...

New Program Aims to Help Rejected NIH Grants Find Funding

In 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) rejected 42,500 grant proposals, leaving researchers to search for other sources of funding. A new program,...

Does Anemia Protect Children From Malaria?

It is well known that sickle cell trait can protect carriers from developing malaria; yet iron deficiency anemia offers a greater protective effect against...

ESMO Releases Statement in Support of Biosimilars, Citing Cost-Savings and Cost-Effectiveness

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) published a position paper in support of biosimilar agents, noting that they are effective, affordable, and, according...
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September 2019 Volume 5 Issue 11

September 2019, Volume 5, Issue 11

This issue explores politics in the exam room, demystifies proteomic analysis in hematology, and more.