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.
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This question is answered in Blood Advances, which features a visual abstract on how ex vivo drug screening was performed within a clinically actionable time frame (median 15 days) and predicted clinical responses in vivo.
Although researchers emphasized more research is necessary, a study in Blood Advances demonstrated that tocilizumab may be an effective treatment for patients with COVID-19 and hematologic malignancies.