HealthgradesSix At-Home Cancer Screening Tests

A good primer for the oncologist on several cancer screening tests that can be administered at home and help detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages — often before people experience symptoms. Some tests, such as a screening colonoscopy, can even treat cancer by removing abnormal cells before they become problematic.

American Society of HematologyYour Approach to Treating this Transplant-Ineligible Patient with Ph+ ALL?

In ASH Clinical News, Dr. Geoffrey Uy, a professor in the Oncology Division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses treatment options for a transplant-ineligible patient who has Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). The patient under review is a 61-year-old female diagnosed with Ph+ ALL who has multiple comorbidities and […]

American Society of HematologyA Landscape of Germ Line Mutations in a Cohort of Inherited Bone Marrow Failure (IBMF) Patients

Bone marrow failure in children and young adults is often suspected to be inherited; however, in many cases, diagnosis remains uncertain. A new study involving 179 patients (from 173 families) found that implementing precision medicine at diagnosis can improve patient management, along with the use of family counseling. This study published in Blood expands the […]

American Society of HematologyCognitive Decline Observed Six Months After Chemotherapy in Patients With Lymphoma

Publication: ASH Clinical NewsOriginal Source: Journal of the National Care InstituteDesign: Assessment of longitudinal changes in memory, attention, and executive function in men and women with lymphoma (n=248; 62.5% male) prior to and six months after initiation of chemotherapy. A group of age- and sex-matched people without cancer was used as a control arm (n=212; […]

Haymarket MediaAlgorithmic Approach to Identify Patients With Germline Predisposition Syndromes (GPS), Including Those With Hematologic Malignancies

Review Publication: Hematology AdvisorDesign: At the Annual Meeting of the Society of Hematologic Oncology, researchers presented a study identifying a higher percentage of patients with germline predisposition syndromes (GPS).Results: Following a review of medical records of patients diagnosed with GPS between 1994 and 2018, the investigators reported that the detection of GPS positively impacted medical […]