Perspectives

Perspectives

Commentary and highlights from contributors and readers

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...
Mikkael Sekeres, MD, MS

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....
You Make the Call

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...
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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...
You Make the Call

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...
You Make the Call

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...
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August 2019, Volume 5, Issue 10

August 2019, Volume 5, Issue 10

This issue features a debate about gun control as a health care issue, a look at blood services in Israel and Palestine, and more.