American Society of Hematology

The Hematologist: ASH News and Reports, the Society's member newsletter, is designed for the broad constituency of ASH, all working toward the ultimate goal of conquering blood diseases. The Hematologist updates readers about important developments in the field of hematology and highlights what ASH is doing for its members.

Women, Stand Up and Be Counted!

Dr. Cynthia Dunbar, Dr. Janis Abkowitz, Dr. Nancy Berliner, and Dr. Susan Shurin discuss the concerted grassroots effort to nominate women for ASH awards.

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Update on the 2013 ASH Choosing Wisely Initiative

Dr. Lisa Hicks reviews the ASH Choosing Wisely initiative and summarizes the ongoing aims of the ASH Choosing Wisely Task Force.

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Ask the Hematologist

Dr. Janet Abrahm discusses her approach to the management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.

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Presidents Column

Dr_ Linda Burns

Linda J. Burns, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Need Research Support? Think ASH!
July 16, 2014

Dr. Linda Burns highlights the numerous opportunities for research support offered by ASH.

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Clinical Trials Corner

Rivaroxaban for the Treatment of HIT: Hit or Miss?
April 23, 2014

Dr. Adam Cuker examines a recent study that endeavors to discover new symptomatic venous or arterial thromboembolism at day 30 for patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

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Ask The Hematologist

Ask the Hematologists: Anti-Phospholipid Antibodies and Pregnancy
July 1, 2014

Dr. Deepa Suryanarayan and Dr. David Garcia discuss their approach to a patient with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies who is pregnant or considering pregnancy.

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Mini Review

Exosomes in Hematologic Malignancies
March 1, 2014

Dr. Aldo Roccaro, Dr. Salomon Manier, and Dr. Irene Ghobrial review the diverse ways in which exosomes contribute to the pathophysiology of multiple myeloma, acute leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma.

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Op Ed

“Ask and Ye Shall Receive” – Women, Stand Up and Be Counted!
May 30, 2014

Dr. Cynthia Dunbar, Dr. Janis Abkowitz, Dr. Nancy Berliner, and Dr. Susan Shurin discuss the concerted grassroots effort to nominate women for ASH awards.

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  • Summary of 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

    The 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule proposes payment rates and related policies.  The ASH summary focuses on issues of interest to hematologists, including potential future payment changes to chemotherapy, changes to the ASH performance measures used in PQRS, and changes to way local coverage determinations are made for laboratory tests.

  • ASH Committee on Practice Visits Congress to Discuss Access to Specialty Tier Drugs and Medicare Payment

    Following its May 19 meeting in Washington, DC, the ASH Committee on Practice visited more than thirty congressional offices to advocate for patient access to affordable drugs, as well as for repeal of the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and reform of Medicare payment for physician services.

  • NIH Announces Updated Policy for Application Submission

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) yesterday announced that its resubmission policy has changed. Effective immediately, researchers whose grant applications are unsuccessful may submit the same idea as a new and unassociated application for the next appropriate due date.

  • ASH Committee on Government Affairs Visits Congress to Discuss Research Funding and Oral Chemotherapy Parity

    Following its April 8 meeting in Washington, DC, the ASH Committee on Government Affairs visited nearly 40 congressional offices on April 9 to explain to Members of Congress and their staff the impact that cuts in funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has on research to find cures and treatments for patients with serious hematologic diseases and the need to continue to support and invest in federal biomedical research funding.

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  • This Week in Blood: May 8, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 24, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 17, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

  • This Week in Blood: April 10, 2014

    Welcome to “This Week in Blood,” a weekly snapshot of the hottest studies from each week’s issue of Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), hand-picked by Blood Editor-in-Chief Bob Löwenberg, MD, PhD, and Deputy Editor Nancy Berliner, MD. If you would like a PDF copy of any of the manuscripts highlighted below or would like to request an interview with the author, please email aszabo@hematology.org.

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