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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)

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)

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)

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)

OHSU Cancer Institute research discovery opens new window to understanding chronic myeloid leukemia
Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers have opened a new window into the roots of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). View News Article (2007-12-10)

Study Finds Blood Cells Can Be Reprogrammed to Act as Embryonic Stem Cells
In a recent study, U.S. researchers have reprogrammed cells found in circulating blood into cells that are molecularly and functionally indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells, a revolutionary achievement that provides a readily accessible source of stem cells and an alternative to harvesting embryonic stem cells. View News Article (2009-04-21)

Improved chemo regimen for childhood leukemia may offer high survival, no added heart toxicity
Treating pediatric leukemia patients with a liposomal formulation of anthracycline-based chemotherapy at a more intense-than-standard dose during initial treatment may result in high survival rates without causing any added heart toxicity, according to the results of a study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).  View News Article (2013-05-24)

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