News from american society of hematology A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle.

Latest

May 31, 2012, 10:13 ET American Society of Hematology Statement on House Passage of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)

Today the House passed H.R. 5651, its version of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) legislation including important provisions to mitigate...


May 24, 2012, 03:53 ET American Society of Hematology Statement on Senate Passage of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)

Today the Senate passed S. 3187, its version of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) legislation including important provisions to mitigate...


May 07, 2012, 10:12 ET Rituximab Promotes Long-Term Response for Patients with Immune Destruction of Platelets

A new analysis concludes that rituximab, a drug commonly used to treat blood cancers, leads to treatment responses lasting at least five years in...


Apr 24, 2012, 09:00 ET ASH Agenda for Hematology Research Identifies Most Promising Areas for Scientific Discovery

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society committed to the study and treatment of blood disorders, today...


Apr 19, 2012, 09:00 ET The American Society of Hematology Launches Blood Journal App

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest organization concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, today released ...


Apr 09, 2012, 09:00 ET Novel Compound Demonstrates Anti-Leukemic Effect in Zebrafish, Shows Promise for Human Treatment

A novel anti-leukemia compound with little toxicity successfully treated zebrafish with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), suggesting its...


Feb 21, 2012, 12:00 ET Statement from American Society of Hematology (ASH) President Armand Keating, MD, on FDA Action to Alleviate Drug Shortages

ASH is encouraged by the steps FDA is taking to alleviate drug shortages that have significantly affected so many patients with hematololgic...


Feb 15, 2012, 02:02 ET American Society of Hematology Statement on Critical Methotrexate Drug Shortage

As the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, many of our more than 16,000 members are on...


Jan 26, 2012, 09:03 ET ASH Policy Opposes Mandatory Sickle Cell Trait Screening for Athletic Participation, Recommends Universal Training Interventions & Additional Research

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, today...


Dec 11, 2011, 11:00 ET Study Favors As-Needed Treatment Over Maintenance Therapy for Patients with Follicular Lymphoma

Asymptomatic patients diagnosed with nonbulky follicular lymphoma, a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, have traditionally been watched for...


Dec 11, 2011, 11:00 ET Emerging Lymphoma and Myeloma Treatments Focus on Improving Individual Patient Response

Lymphoma and myeloma are both malignant diseases that arise from lymphocytes, a subset of blood cells, and commonly involve lymph nodes and the bone...


Dec 11, 2011, 01:00 ET Studies Assess Hydroxyurea Therapy and Pre-Operative Transfusions for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

Research assessing the safety and efficacy of hydroxyurea therapy in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and the use of pre-operative...


Dec 10, 2011, 12:30 ET Genetic and Proteomic Advances Pave the Way for Next-Generation Leukemia Therapies

Despite major research advances over the last several decades that have helped deliver improved therapeutic options for leukemia, the condition...


Dec 10, 2011, 11:00 ET Studies Examine Novel Treatment Techniques for Bleeding & Clotting Disorders

Bleeding and clotting disorders affect a large number of patients annually and, while accurate diagnosis is important, timely and effective treatment ...


Dec 10, 2011, 02:00 ET Studies Investigate New Methodologies to Improve Recovery and Survival Strategies for Patients Undergoing Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), the transplantation of blood-forming stem cells from the bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord...


Dec 02, 2011, 01:01 ET The American Society of Hematology Announces 2012 Scholar Award Winners

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announces the recipients of its 2012 Scholar Awards. The ASH Scholar Awards provide monetary support for...


Dec 01, 2011, 01:15 ET 2011 ASH Annual Meeting to Highlight Latest Hematology Research, Clinical Care Breakthroughs

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) will host more than 20,000 attendees from around the globe at its 53rd annual meeting December 10-13 at the...


Nov 17, 2011, 12:52 ET Hemoglobin and Blood Pressure Levels, Male Gender Linked to "Silent" Strokes in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Factors such as low hemoglobin levels, increased systolic blood pressure, and male gender are linked to a higher risk of silent cerebral infarcts...


Apr 08, 2011, 10:21 ET American Society of Hematology Partners with Agrupacion Mexicana para el Estudio de la Hematologia and National Cancer Institute to Improve Diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Mexico

A workshop being held today will serve as the launch of a unique project that unites the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the Agrupacion...


Mar 30, 2011, 10:52 ET Study Reveals No Impact of Age on Outcome in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients Treated With Imatinib

While the median age at diagnosis for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is over 60 years old and incidence increases dramatically with age, limited data ...


Feb 03, 2011, 11:50 ET Early Infusion of Donor T Regulatory Cells Prevents Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Enhances Immune Recovery in High-Risk Blood Cancer Patients

For blood cancer patients at high risk of relapse, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), the transplantation of blood-forming stem cells,...


Jan 27, 2011, 10:40 ET Newborn Screening Increases Survival Outcome for Patients With Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) occurs in just one out of every 50,000 to 100,000 births in the United States, yet it is the most serious...


Dec 20, 2010, 05:40 ET ASH Announces 2011 Scholar Award Winners

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announces the 2011 Scholar Award recipients. The program is designed to support hematologists who have...


Dec 05, 2010, 10:00 ET Studies Highlight Important Role of Stem Cell Transplant Procedures for the Treatment of Blood Cancers

Results from four innovative studies help answer outstanding questions about stem cell transplant procedures in treating various hematologic...


Dec 05, 2010, 08:00 ET New Standards of Care and Novel Treatment Options for Several Forms of Lymphoma Unveiled

The next generation of drug therapies and enhanced treatment approaches for various forms of lymphoma are evolving as researchers continue to better...