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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: Brentuximab vedotin effective, safe in elderly Hodgkin lymphoma patients
A study, published online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), reports that bretuximab vedotin is an effective and safe first course of treatment for older Hodgkin lymphoma patients unfit for chemotherapy.  View News Article (2015-09-22)


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)


New vaccine strategy better protects high-risk cancer patients from flu
Yale Cancer Center researchers have developed a vaccine strategy that reduces the risk of flu infections in cancer patients at highest risk for influenza. The findings were presented Dec. 6 at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando, Florida.  View News Article (2015-12-07)


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: Antibody for severe hemophilia a may reduce injections needed to prevent bleeding
An antibody engineered to prevent excessive bleeding in patients with severe hemophilia A may be safe and effective, and require fewer injections than existing options, according to a first-in-human study of the treatment published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). View News Article (2015-12-02)


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)

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