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Tulane pioneers novel ovarian cancer treatment
The Tulane University Section of Hematology and Medical Oncology is investigating a novel treatment for ovarian cancer by using intravenous Ontak to deplete harmful cells that inhibit the body's natural immune response to fight cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cancer killer of women in the United States. View News Article (2005-07-18)

Study: Blood thinner safe for cancer patients with brain metastases
Cancer patients with brain metastases who develop blood clots may safely receive blood thinners without increased risk of dangerous bleeding. View News Article (2015-05-19)

ASH report: 'Systems-based' hematologist is new way to provide hematology expertise
A report, released today from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in its journal, Blood, presents an innovative, sustainable new role for hematologists, particularly those specializing in non-malignant blood diseases, for today's rapidly changing U.S. health-care system. View News Article (2015-03-09)

Study: Gene therapy superior to half-matched transplant for 'bubble boy disease'
New research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), reports that children with "bubble boy disease" who undergo gene therapy have fewer infections and hospitalizations than those receiving stem cells from a partially matched donor.  View News Article (2015-04-13)

Transition to ICD-10 may cause information, financial losses for providers
Health providers may experience information and financial loss during the mandated conversion from the current International Classification of Diseases to its new and improved version, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. View News Article (2014-03-13)

Engineered clotting protein stops bleeding in most common inherited bleeding disorder
The first protein engineered to help control bleeding episodes in patients with severe von Willebrand disease (vW disease) has been shown to be safe and effective, according to results of a Phase III trial. Study data were published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology View News Article (2015-08-03)

Gut bacteria predict survival after stem cell transplant, study shows
New research, published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology, suggests that the diversity of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of patients receiving stem cell transplants may be an important predictor of their post-transplant survival. View News Article (2014-06-18)

Improvement in prediction of blood clots in cancer patients
For cancer patients, who have an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) due to a hyperactive blood coagulation system, there is now an enhanced risk model to predict their chance of developing blood clots. View News Article (2010-09-10)

Key Bone Marrow Protein Identified as Potential New Leukemia Treatment Target
A new study on how the progression of acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is influenced by the bone marrow environment has demonstrated for the first time that targeting a specialized protein known as osteopontin (OPN) may be an effective strategy to increase the efficacy of chemotherapy in patients with this type of blood cancer. View News Article (2013-04-16)

Flipping a gene switch reactivates fetal hemoglobin, may reverse sickle cell disease
Hematology researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have manipulated key biological events in adult blood cells to produce a form of hemoglobin normally absent after the newborn period. View News Article (2013-12-09)

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