3 May 2021 (Monday) - A.S.H. update

The nice people at the American Society of Hematology sent their update today 0 there was quite a lot to it…

The just-published May issue provides an update on gene therapies in hematology, demystifies RNA sequencing, and more!

Gene Therapy: The Comeback Kid of Hematology Treatments?
Despite slow progress and unexpected setbacks, the future of gene therapy remains bright.

Pulling Back the Curtain
In this edition, Craig Cole, MD, speaks about empowering patients to make treatment decisions, targeting racial disparities in myeloma, and more.


Editor’s Corner: All Those YESterdays
Aaron Gerds, MD, shares his strategies for deciding which opportunities to seize and which to pass up in favor of maintaining work-life balance.

Letters to the Editor: How Can the Myeloma Community Reduce Disparities in Care?
In response to recent study coverage, hematologists discuss the growing body of literature drawing attention to the inequities in myeloma care.

A Day in the Life: Transfusion Medicine as Team Sport
Justin Kreuter, MD, takes a break from teaching and clinical duties to walk us through a typical day in the life of a pathologist specializing in transfusion medicine.


Hematologica Obscura
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: Would you know it if you saw it?

You Make the Call
This month, Morie A. Gertz, MD, discusses whether a mostly asymptomatic patient with amyloidosis should receive systemic therapy.

Demystifying the Lab
RNA sequencing is already providing insights in cancer research, from identifying clinical biomarkers to helping better characterize disease subtypes, but experts say they are only beginning to unlock its potential.


ASH Directions
ASH releases FAQ resource for thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, ASH News Daily seeks 2021 authors, and more.

The Society Pages
Senate confirms surgeon general and assistant secretary for health, HVO presents Golden Apple Awards, and more.

Latest & Greatest
FDA Commissioner and CIO Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, resigns, FDA reevaluates accelerated approvals of cancer treatments, and more.

From the Blood Journals
Literature Scan
Research from other top journals, including:
On Location
Advances in oncology from the AACR Annual Meeting, including:


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