Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

Physician (Un)wellness

I’ve been mulling over the concept of wellness, or really on unwellness, for the past several months. You can’t read a publication without someone...

Off to the Races: The Breakthroughs of Immunotherapy

ASH Clinical News Associate Editor David Steensma, MD, reviews The Breakthrough, which traces the evolution of immunotherapy to treat – and potentially cure – cancer. Have you read any...

The Day I Was Schooled on CME

I put the final exclamation point on the “Thank you!!!” slide for a local continuing medical education (CME) talk on myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and...

Partners in Care: Palliative Care and Hematology

My nursing career began on a dedicated inpatient unit at Cedars-Sinai, caring for patients with HIV/AIDS at the tail end of the AIDS epidemic....

Reader Responses: The genetic risk for familial CLL

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about the genetic risk for familial chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Disclaimer: ASH does not recommend...

Perish to Publish: Repeated Episodes of Peer Rejection During the Publication Process

In adults – sensitive adults, in particular – who consider themselves academics, repeated episodes of peer rejection can have serious emotional repercussions. We (David...

The Color of Blood and “Exohematology”

Spilled blood’s brilliant red color has a rich symbolic history. The crimson color chemistry of porphyrin-bound iron ions led our ancestors to equate red...

Reader Responses: Management of a patient with long-term B12 deficiency

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about 42-year-old female patient who has had very low B12 levels for at...

Book Review: Nine Pints of Liquid Gold

ASH Clinical News Editor-in-Chief Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, MS, reviews Nine Pints, an account of the science, politics, and social history of blood. Have you...

The significance of JAK2-positive test results in a healthy patient

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about the significance of JAK2-positive test results in a healthy patient. Disclaimer: ASH does...
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May 2019, Volume 5, Issue 6

This issue features a look at home-based care for hematologic disorders, strides in pediatric leukemia in El Salvador, and more.