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Researchers have discovered epigenetic changes that contribute to one-fifth of cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive cancer that arises out of the blood-forming cells in bone marrow. The mutations also play a role in a large majority of…
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The American Society of Hematology has announced the latest round of medical students selected to receive the 2017-2018 ASH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award. This award program allows students attending accredited medical schools in the United States or Canada to gain…
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Lack of vitamin A in the body has a detrimental effect on the hematopoietic system in the bone marrow. The deficiency causes a loss of important blood stem cells, scientists now report. These findings will open up new prospects in…
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American Society of Hematology President Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, issued the following statement in response to this afternoon’s passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628).
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Researchers detail how the Epstein-Barr virus manages to persist quietly inside the immune system's B cells in as many as 90 percent of adults. Should something go awry however, the virus can cause mononucleosis or cancers of the lymph.
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A blood cancer that forms in the bone marrow
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Research reveals 'transformative outcomes' for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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Yet overall chances to any one child remain low, researchers stressed
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Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages 15-39 overall, a new study has found.
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Researchers believe they may have found a way to prevent graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants while retaining the transplants' positive effects on fighting leukemia and lymphoma.
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Myelodysplastic syndrome is an umbrella term used to describe disorders characterized by the bone marrow's inability to produce normal blood cells. Researchers have found that a mutation in a specific tumor suppressor gene is one possible reason why children with…
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The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among certain proteins causes an imbalance that leads to leukemia.
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In 2012, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) committed to preserving blood disease research threatened by federal budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by establishing the ASH Bridge Grant Program. Today, ASH announced the names of five…
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AIDS-linked tumors predicted to decline by 2030
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Still, more progress is needed and racial disparities remain, U.S. report finds
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The American Society of Hematology has announced the names of 23 hematologists participating in the 2017 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute in Latin America. This education and mentorship program will be held on April 5-6, 2017, in Uruguay, prior to…
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In a new analysis, patients with atrial fibrillation showed a substantially reduced risk of dangerous bleeding in the brain, known as intracranial hemorrhage, when taking the newer anticoagulant apixaban compared to those taking warfarin. The study also showed that taking…
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Scientists have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl molecules to DNA, may stop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from developing into acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
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A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal abnormalities. The findings might help guide mutation testing and treatment…
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