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2012-04-24 22:25:59

Investment in 7 distinct areas will provide greatest medical benefits The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society committed to the study and treatment of blood disorders, today issued a report urging federal agencies to coordinate hematology research funding around seven specific high-need areas that would produce the greatest impact and translate into improvements in patient care in the United States. Developed by the Society's Committee on...

2012-04-09 09:38:11

A novel anti-leukemia compound with little toxicity successfully treated zebrafish with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), suggesting its potential to become a new highly targeted therapy for humans — even those resistant to conventional therapies — according to results from a study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). T-ALL is a cancer of the white blood cells in which genetic mutations cause normal immature...

2012-02-16 10:59:00

As the world´s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, many of ASH's more than 16,000 members are on the front lines of dealing with the country´s severe shortage of methotrexate, a drug critical in the treatment of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). This morning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that two manufacturers plan additional releases at the end of this week, at the end of February, and continuing...

2012-01-26 12:42:13

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world´s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, today issued a policy statement opposing mandatory screening of athletes for sickle cell trait as a prerequisite to athletic participation and urging athletics programs to adopt universal preventive interventions in their training programs to protect athletes from exertion-related illness and death. ASH´s position is in direct contrast to a...


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