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A cancer of the lymph system
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New data indicates that an investigational treatment that mimics a key clotting enzyme is effective, safe, and may one day eliminate the need for blood products for people with the rare, life-threatening blood disease hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
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ASH today announced the names of 25 hematologists and medical professionals from developing countries selected to participate in the 2017 ASH Visitor Training Program (VTP). Participants will receive up to 12 weeks of specialized hematology training at host institutions in…
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Researchers have demonstrated that hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants can be improved by treatments that temporarily prevent the stem cells from dying. The approach could allow those in need of such transplants, including leukemia and lymphoma patients, to be treated…
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At lower dose, Mylotarg extended survival against a certain type of blood cancer
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Drugs developed to treat heart and blood vessel problems could be used in combination with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of adult leukemia, new research reveals.
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ASH's President issued this response to today's approval by the U.S. FDA of the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for the treatment of children with relapsed/treatment-resistant CD-19 positive acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL).
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It transforms a patient's immune system cells to fight a form of leukemia
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For certain people with blood/bone marrow cancer
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A new study has identified an important regulator of hematopoeisis, the process of making new blood cells. Targeting it, the researchers noted, could be an effective way to improve stem cell transplants for both donors and recipients.
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Medical researchers report a remarkable treatment response in a patient participating in a clinical trial of a novel immune-system-based cancer therapy.
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The American Society of Hematology will honor James R. Downing, MD, of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the 2017 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize for his discoveries related to the hematopathology and molecular biology of childhood leukemia.
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The American Society of Hematology will honor Luigi Naldini, MD, PhD, of the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy in Milan, and Marina Cavazzana, MD, PhD, of Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris with the 2017 Ernest Beutler Lecture and…
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The American Society of Hematology will recognize Marshall A. Lichtman, MD, of University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry with the 2017 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology. Dr. Lichtman will be honored for his notable…
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The American Society of Hematology will recognize Josef T. Prchal, MD, of the University of Utah, and Sherrill J. Slichter, MD, of Bloodworks Northwest and the University of Washington, with the 2017 Henry M. Stratton Medal for their seminal contributions…
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The American Society of Hematology will honor Betty S. Pace, MD, of Augusta University with the inaugural ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting Diversity for her extraordinary commitment to diversity and inclusion in hematology.
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The American Society of Hematology will present the 2017 William Dameshek Prize to Benjamin L. Ebert, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for his seminal discoveries in multiple areas of non-malignant and…
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The American Society of Hematology will honor Ronald Hoffman, MD, and Oliver W. Press, MD, PhD, with 2017 Mentor Awards at the 59th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta for their sustained, outstanding commitment to the training and career…
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Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern has found that stem cells take up unusually high levels of vitamin C, which then regulates their function…
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Vitamin C may 'tell' faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers.
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