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Oct 02, 2013, 10:00 ET Research Shows Genetic Anti-Inflammatory Defect Predisposes Children to Lymphoma

New research shows that children with an inherited genetic defect in a critical anti-inflammatory pathway have a genetic predisposition to lymphoma....


Aug 21, 2013, 10:17 ET New Research Suggests Cutting Calories May Improve Response to Cancer Treatment

New research suggests that restricting calories for a defined period of time may improve the success of cancer treatment, offering valuable new data...


Aug 14, 2013, 10:00 ET American Society of Hematology Awards Additional Grants to Support Critical Research Threatened by NIH Cuts

As federal funding cuts continue to jeopardize the progress of biomedical research, the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest...


Jul 09, 2013, 09:28 ET Technologies for Monitoring Remaining Leukemia After Treatment May Help Predict Patient Outcomes

New evidence suggests that using advanced genetics technologies to monitor for remaining cancer cells after treatment may soon become an effective...


May 23, 2013, 10:15 ET Intensified, Liposomal Anthracycline-Based Chemo Regimen for Children with Leukemia May Offer High Survival Rates Without Added Heart Toxicity

Treating pediatric leukemia patients with a liposomal formulation of anthracycline-based chemotherapy at a more intense-than-standard dose during...


Apr 25, 2013, 10:00 ET Leading Leukemia Experts: High Leukemia Treatment Costs May Be Harming Patients

The increasing cost of treatments for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in the United States has reached unsustainably high levels and may be leaving...


Apr 08, 2013, 11:20 ET American Society of Hematology Announces First Recipients of Bridge Grants to Support Critical Blood Disease Research During Current Period of Funding Restrictions

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatment of blood disorders,...


Apr 02, 2013, 10:33 ET Stillbirth or Pre-Term Birth Outcomes Linked to Elevated Risk of Blood Clots After Pregnancy

Newly identified pregnancy-related events, such as stillbirth or pre-term birth, may dramatically increase a woman's risk of developing a potentially ...


Mar 14, 2013, 10:05 ET Cord Blood Transplants May Be An Effective Alternative to Matched Donor Stem Cells For Children with Rare Metabolic Disorder

Transplants of blood-forming stem cells from umbilical cord blood may be an effective alternative to transplants of matched donor bone marrow stem...


Feb 14, 2013, 10:18 ET Risk of Leukemia After Cancer Chemotherapy Persists

While advancements in cancer treatment over the last several decades have improved patient survival rates for certain cancers, some patients remain...


Jan 14, 2013, 10:01 ET ASH International Clinical Collaboration Replicates High Cure Rate of APL in Developing Countries

Data published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) describe the work of an ASH international clinical...


Dec 20, 2012, 10:44 ET Cultural, Social Factors Identified As Barriers to Participation by Minorities in Unrelated Stem Cell Donation Registries

New research examining the role of race and ethnicity in an individual's decision to become a donor for hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT)...


Dec 10, 2012, 10:30 ET New Studies Reveal Critical Insights To Improve Care Of Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Research unveiling key gaps in continuity of care for sickle cell patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care will be presented this week...


Dec 10, 2012, 09:00 ET Survey Shows Breakthrough Medical Research Relies Heavily on NIH Funding

A survey highlighting the correlation between today's cutting edge medical research and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding was released...


Dec 09, 2012, 10:00 ET Advances in Stem Cell Research Techniques and New Transplant Strategies Reveal Opportunities for Improved Patient Outcomes with Reduced Risk of Complications

Studies of stem cell biology and transplant approaches presented today at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)...


Dec 09, 2012, 08:00 ET Novel Therapeutic Agents Provide Hope for Patients with Hard-to-Treat Blood Disorders

Encouraging safety and efficacy data on novel and emerging therapies presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) ...


Dec 08, 2012, 10:00 ET Studies Assess Role of Genetics, Modified Treatment Strategies to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Toxicity for Patients with Blood Cancers

Research identifying genetic factors that affect survival of patients with blood cancers and evaluating the effectiveness of modified treatment...


Dec 08, 2012, 08:00 ET New Investigational Agent Targets Gene Signaling Pathways to Improve Therapeutic Response for Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

The promising investigational targeted therapy ibrutinib and its mechanism of silencing gene communication pathways critical to the development of...


Dec 08, 2012, 02:00 ET Studies Challenge Standards to Improve Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Clotting Disorders

Studies presented today at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) examine current treatment standards for patients with...


Oct 03, 2012, 11:16 ET Study Suggests Stem Cell Transplant Survivors at Increased Risk of Developing Heart Disease

New research appearing online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), suggests that long-term survivors of...


Sep 11, 2012, 11:10 ET Researchers Improve Gene Therapy Technique for Children with Immune Disorder

By including chemotherapy as a conditioning regimen prior to treatment, researchers have developed a refined gene therapy approach that safely and...


Jul 25, 2012, 11:03 ET American Society of Hematology Launches Multi-Million-Dollar Grant Program to Support Critical Blood Disease Research

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatment of blood disorders,...


Jun 27, 2012, 10:07 ET American Society of Hematology Statement on Passage of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)

On June 26, 2012, the Senate passed the final Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) legislation, (The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safety and...


Jun 16, 2012, 07:15 ET American Society of Hematology joins European Hematology Association, Patient Groups in Issuing International Call to Action to Alleviate Drug Shortages

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) joined the European Hematology Association (EHA) and the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) today in...


Jun 04, 2012, 09:16 ET Carfilzomib Demonstrates Efficacy As New Frontline Treatment Regimen for Multiple Myeloma

Results from a study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), demonstrate that inclusion of...