ASH 2020 – Focused on Myelodysplastic Syndromes

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Financial Intervention Decreases Mortality in Patients with Hematologic Malignancy

Patients with cancer often face financial toxicity due to the effects of disease on the ability to work, as well as the costs of...

Survey Asks European Physicians About Blood Supply Shortages and Factors That Affect Outcomes in...

Many patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are dependent on blood transfusions. Therefore, sufficient blood supply is essential for the care of this patient population. According...
Black, Hispanic Patients Have More Complications After Revision for Arthroplasty Failure

Study Explores Direct Medical Costs After Patients with High-Risk MDS Discontinue Hypomethylating Agents

Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) are the current standard of care in patients with high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). However, for various reasons, some patients may not stick with the...
Platelet-rich Plasma Flops in Achilles Tendon Rupture

Study Uses Hemoglobin as a Continuous Variable to Refine Prognosis in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

The Revised International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS-R) is the standard tool to predict prognosis for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). It uses a variety...

Recent Hematology and Oncology Headlines

Overtreating Older Women with Breast Cancer May Cause More Harm than Good, Study Finds

A new study found overtreating older women (over 70) with breast cancer might be detrimental, while not improving survival or recurrence. The study was...
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Hem/Onc Roundup: Financial Burden of Cancer Survivors, Brain Tumors in Kidney Cancer Patients

This week, findings from a clinical trial of children with high-risk Hodgkin lymphoma found the anti-CD30 antibody drug brentuximab vedotin effectively reduces side effects...
Study Asks ‘What Is Nursing Work?’—And It’s A Lot

Study Asks ‘What Is Nursing Work?’—And It’s A Lot

A study asking a seemingly simple question—“what is nursing work?”—yielded a complex answer: there are multiple types of labor involved, which “may be hidden...
Cancer Surpassing Heart Disease as Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths

Incidence of Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer Up From 1990 to 2017

From 1990 to 2017, the incidence of and mortality due to gallbladder and biliary tract cancer (GBTC) increased, according to a study published online...