Feature Articles

Feature Articles

ASH Clinical News takes a deeper look at hot topics in medicine

What’s a Life Worth and Who Gets to Decide?

In an ideal world, all patients would receive the best possible care regardless of cost. However, since wealth is unevenly distributed and there are...

Extinguishing Smoldering Myeloma?

For patients with smoldering myeloma – a precursor stage of multiple myeloma (MM) – the standard approach for years has been “watch and wait,”...

Is Chemoimmunotherapy for Upfront CLL on Life Support?

For years, standard of care first-line treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) included the FCR (fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, rituximab) chemoimmunotherapy regimen. However, the past decade...

The High Price of Hemophilia

An estimated 20,000 people in the U.S. are living with the inherited bleeding disorder hemophilia, and more than 60% of them have moderate or...

Does Value Mean Doing Less?

Over the past decade, the concept of improving value by avoiding excessive care has taken center stage in discussions about the U.S. health care...

Calculating the Costs of Clinical Trials

Patients eager to contribute to research may not be fully aware of the hidden costs of trial participation Of the three potential risks of participating...

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: A Small Specialty Experiencing Big Changes

When Mona D. Shah, MD, MBA, finished her medical training in pediatric hematology/oncology in 2007, she estimated that most of her fellow trainees went...

Mainstreaming Alternative and Complementary Medicine

While some treatments for hematologic conditions such as sickle cell disease (SCD) and cancer, have been refined over time – increasing survival rates and...

Staging the Aging

Routine assessment of frailty can help clinicians tailor treatments and supportive care to an individual patient’s needs Hematologic malignancies are often diseases of older adults...

The Other Opioid Epidemic

Federal crackdowns on opioid prescribing have shifted the crisis from overdoses to undertreatment The United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic that...
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