Some US medical centers have canceled treatments and all centers have altered their policies and procedures out of precaution related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A review of case studies that outline treatment decisions based on patient and disease characteristics.
During a routine physical examination, a clinician suspects May-Hegglin anomaly because of the patient’s low platelet count and hearing loss.
Older adults are often underrepresented in trials either because of comorbidities that cause them to be excluded, or through unconscious bias on the part of study teams.
How should clinicians combat coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their practice settings?
Although some patients with cancer are at higher risk of developing severe disease should they become infected, these experts suggest the precautions being given to the general population are sufficient — at least for now.
Researchers provided an overview of toxicities associated with the use of novel agents to treat hematologic malignancies, as well as potential management strategies.
A panel of researchers developed evidence-based guidelines to support clinical decision making regarding transfusion support for patients with sickle cell disease.
As the life expectancy for patients with beta thalassemia continues to increase, more and more patients are experiencing age-related complications.
Treatment regimens including immunomodulatory agents or proteasome inhibitors could lead to development of peripheral neuropathy.
Researchers discussed diagnostic considerations, indications for therapy, and treatment options for patients with Waldenström macroglobulinemia.
Several factors need to be considered when choosing optimal therapy for older patients with hematologic malignancies, particularly when it comes to managing toxicity.
Neoantigens may have the ability to provoke the immune system into recognizing and killing cancer cells in patients with multiple myeloma.
Although CAR-T therapies have shown favorable response rates, they can be incredibly costly and may not be priced in alignment with their benefits.
Researchers reviewed the diagnosis and management of several pregnancy-specific causes of thrombocytopenia.
Ten different drugs continued to kill cancer cells even when their target proteins were removed.
Although gene therapy shows promise in curing hemophilia, questions about its efficacy, optimal administration, and outcomes remain.
CAR-T therapy can sometimes lead to immune system dysfunction, subsequent hypogammaglobulinemia, and the need for antibody replacement therapy.
Cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin lymphoma, remains a leading cause of death in patients with HIV who are being treated with antiretroviral therapy.
Researchers reviewed currently available point-of-care technology and provided recommendations for standardizing use of this technology.
Antiplatelet therapy is used to manage cardiovascular events but can lead to increased risk for bleeding events both mild and severe.
To tweak CAR-T therapies for myeloma, researchers are trying to repurpose a failed Alzheimer’s drug and are extracting patients’ T cells sooner.
Transfusing activated platelets can increase the number of transfusions required and thus lead to additional costs compared with transfusing resting platelets.
This 2019 guideline update includes a review of new data on anticoagulant use and risk stratification in venous thromboembolism.
Refining primary treatment and emphasizing secondary treatment can help mitigate the survivorship gap faced by many pediatric survivors of HL.
A new study aims to address the conundrum of coagulation risk in patients hospitalized for hematologic malignancies.
It is hypothesized that BAFF-R could prevent the emergence of CD19-based antigen loss.
Researchers summarized the novel techniques and models currently being developed to improve prognostication in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Renal complications occur in more than half of patients with beta thalassemia, but research on their epidemiology and treatment is limited.
Despite the increasing availability of gene sequencing, several barriers prevent it from having utility as a tool for diagnosis of type 1 von Willebrand disease.
Advances in technology for detecting measurable residual disease (MRD) are also raising questions regarding the role of MRD in managing multiple myeloma.
Recent and upcoming case reports suggest possible cases of gluteal and other implant-associated ALCLs, raising questions about the cancer risk across all types of implants.
Although gray zone lymphoma has distinct morphologic features, immunophenotyping can make classifying gray zone lymphoma challenging.
Although the 7 + 3 regimen has been the standard of care for acute myeloid leukemia for decades, it may be time to reassess its value and utility.
Long-term oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists is recommended for most patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms experiencing thrombosis.
Several novel treatment agents for myeloproliferative neoplasms are currently being studied in phase 1 or phase 2 trials.
Researchers are assessing the value and safety of discontinuing TKI therapy in patients with chronic phase CML who have achieved deep molecular response.
A treatment delay of 6 months was found to result in up to a 67.3% loss in social value for patients receiving chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy.
In a review article, researchers discussed maintenance treatment strategies using chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted small molecules, and more.
Due to conflicting literature, there is currently no consensus on the appropriate standard of care for managing polycythemia vera.
Myelodysplastic syndromes display a high degree of heterogeneity, making it difficult to establish a standard of care for patients.
As oncologists welcome new chronic lymphocytic leukemia treatments, one researcher creates a scoring system to make the case for transplants.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology released updates to their guidelines for thromboprophylaxis in patients with cancer.
Second-line treatment strategies for severe aplastic anemia include stem cell transplant, immunosuppressive therapy, and thrombopoietin mimetics.
The use of real-world data shows promise in guiding the development of management strategies for lymphoid malignancies.
In a review article, researchers discussed how to maximize treatment efficacy while minimizing adverse effects for patients with mantle cell lymphoma.
Lack of resources and poor awareness of thalassemia can make it difficult for patients with beta thalassemia to receive necessary blood transfusions.
Oncology nurses discuss the importance of ongoing education on the treatments, symptoms, and available information on MPNs for patients, and oncology nurses.
New studies in morbidly obese patients suggest that direct oral anticoagulants may be a safe and efficacious treatment option for thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation.
Researchers highlighted the current status of diagnostic strategies and laboratory screening tests for von Willebrand disease.