Editor's Corner

Editor's Corner

ASH Clinical News’ Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors offer their perspective on current topics in hematology and health care. The content of the Editor’s Corner is the opinion of the author and does not represent the official position of the American Society of Hematology unless so stated. Have a comment about these editorials? Let us know what you think; we welcome your feedback. Email the editor at [email protected].

Tiny Bubbles

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble… For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.” William Shakespeare, “Song of the Witches”...

What’s in a (Drug) Name?

Shakespeare claimed that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. A medication with a confusing name, though, can cause a fatal...

Updates to Our Style Guide for the Sartorially Challenged

Every so often, the crackerjack editorial team of ASH Clinical News gets together and discusses style. No, not of the sartorial variety, particularly as mine...
Alice Ma, MD

Not What I Signed up For

Last month, while at a mandatory conference at our hospital and idly checking my email, a note from my nurse caught my attention: “Dr....

The Good Steward of Science

I have participated in a number of clinical trials and database projects with pharmaceutical companies and, as a result, have been an author on...

Hugging It Out

Patient zero is an active and charming older widow, measuring approximately 4’11 and weighing in at 90 pounds, who wisely moved to the dry...

Solving the Contract Research Agonization Problem

In the June 2017 issue of ASH Clinical News, we published an editorial calling into question some of the purposes and practices of contract...

Treating Spin Doctors

Recently, a hospital in Boston announced that a senior staff scientist had developed a “cure” for leukemia. I wasn’t surprised to read this –...
Alice Ma, MD

With a Little Help From My Friends

“Do you have a second to talk about a case?” It’s a line heard on phones and in offices the world over. A colleague, stumped...

Meaningful Benefits

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost, “The Road...
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May 2018, Volume 4, Issue 6

This issue features a look at the hidden costs of importing lower-cost drugs, the optimal hemophilia treatment, the limits of genetic testing, and more.