Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

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...

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...

Reader Responses: 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 not...

An Ode to Joy

We have new leadership at my institution, who, in an act of inspiration (or accidental greatness), have declared that bringing joy back to the...

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...

Cinder, a New Dating App From ASH!*

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, ASH Clinical News has been trolling for ways to promote that most elusive of emotions – love – while...

Best options for an older patient with Ph+ B-cell ALL

Here’s how readers responded to a You Make the Call question about best options for an older patient with Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)–positive B-cell acute...
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...
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March 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4

This issue features a look at the misconceptions about travel-associated blood clots, the treatment of young patients with myeloma, and more.