Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

Alice Ma, MD

Rituals of the Season

I’ll never forget my first American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting. I was a second-year fellow and a novice at “ASHing.” My mentors had...

How to treat a young woman with stage 2a Hodgkin lymphoma and fertility concerns?

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about treatment options for a young woman with stage 2a Hodgkin lymphoma and...

Biosimilars in Hematology: A Work in Progress

Recently, I was reviewing editorial content for ASH Clinical News, when I came across an article covering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s)...

#SHEmatology and #WOMANcology: Encouraging Women to Explore Careers and Leadership in Hematology and Oncology

Over the past 50 years, women in medicine have gained greater representation, with each generation of trainees moving closer to gender parity. The number...

My Fair MDs: Encouraging Doctors to Speak Plainly

“An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him. The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him. One common language I'm afraid we'll never...

How to Treat HELLP Syndrome

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about treatment of HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelet count) syndrome. Disclaimer: ASH...

How to Treat Ph-negative Precursor B-cell ALL and Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about the management of Ph-negative ALL in a patient with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Disclaimer: ASH...

How to Treat Anemia in a Patient Who Refuses Transfusions for Religious Reasons

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about a Jehovah's Witness patient with stage IV uterine cancer, a uterine abscess,...

Draining the Email Swamp

On a typical weekday, I receive 200 emails and send 40. Unless you, dear reader, are the taciturn Seattle hematologist who hasn’t responded to...

Recommendations from My Bookshelf: A Bloody Mess

Imagine that you’re young, brilliant, charismatic, and you have a compelling vision for a bold new idea that could revolutionize health care: scores of...
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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.