American Society of HematologyMore Insight into the Role of NETosis in Thrombotic Events in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

A study published in Blood Advances finds that higher levels of NETosis in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are not linked to thrombotic events. The study determined that while NETosis may play a role in facilitating thrombosis, it is not a sole causative determinant in MPN-associated thrombophilia.

Everyday HealthClinical Challenge: Hematologic Malignancy and COVID-19

The inaugural report of the ASH Research Collaborative (RC) COVID-19 Registry for Hematology, published in Blood Advances, is based on an analysis of the first 250 patients with both hematologic malignancy and COVID-19 registered from 74 countries. The analysis showed that the mortality risk (28% overall and increased to 42% among hospitalized patients with COVID-19) […]

American Society of HematologyClonal Hematopoiesis in Patients Receiving Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy

Source: Blood AdvancesKey Points: In a cohort of 154 patients with NHL or MM receiving CAR T-cells, clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) was present in 48%. Although associated with worse prognosis in these patients receiving autologous transplantation, no such association was seen in these patients receiving CAR T. Instead, the authors saw increased rates […]

American Society of HematologyDevelopment of Luspatercept to Treat Ineffective Erythropoiesis

This “Clinical Trials & Observations” report from Blood Advances (ASH)  explores the implications of the recently approved anemia treatment luspatercept, which can now be prescribed in the second-line setting after erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) have failed or for patients who are not eligible because of high serum erythropoietin (sEPO) levels. A downloadable visual abstract helps paint […]

American Society of HematologyClinical and Molecular Predictors of Response and Survival Following Venetoclax Therapy in R/R AML

In this “Clinical Trials & Observations” report/visual abstract from the pages of Blood Advances (ASH), the authors focus on two key points: 1) In patients with R/R AML, venetoclax combination therapy resulted in responses in 31% of patients and a median OS of 6.1 months, and 2) NPM1 mutations predicted higher response rates; adverse cytogenetics […]