American Society of HematologyASH/ISTH/NHF/WFH 2021Guidelines on the Management of von Willebrand Disease

These evidence-based guidelines from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) are intended to support patients, clinicians, and health care professionals in their decisions about management of VWD, a common inherited bleeding disorder.

American Society of Clinical OncologyTime to Debunk an Urban Myth? The “Abscopal Effect” With Radiation and Anti–PD-1

The term abscopal effect (from Latin, ab, meaning “away from,” and scopus, meaning “target”) was coined in 1953, specifically referring to effects of ionizing radiation outside the radiated tumor volume. Does the evidence show that, contrary to widely held perception in the field, the abscopal effect is exceedingly rare and is not clinically relevant when […]

M36 Seemingly Harmless Habits That Pack on the Pounds

Now that 2021 is here, you’re not alone in trying to possibly lose weight. In fact, an estimated 45 million Americans go on some sort of diet each year. But are you sabotaging yourself even before you get started? As you think about your health goals in this new year, be sure you’re not falling […]

The BMJThe Curious Case of the Danish Mask Study

The British Medical Journal’s executive editor, Kamran Abbasi, pens a commentary about DANMASK-19, the first trial of mask use during COVID-19 and its controversial “negative” results. Abbasi claims that disagreement among experts, especially about interpretation of a study, is a common occurrence and “the usual business of science,” but the influence of social media has […]

M3Studies Show Vitamin D Fights These 3 Diseases

Getting out and enjoying the sunshine seems to be more important than ever right now, and some studies indicated that not getting enough of vitamin D may be a risk factor for all-cause mortality, and numerous researchers have concluded that we should all probably be getting a little more of it. According to the available […]

Millennium Medical PublishingCurrent Antibody-Based Therapies for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

Published in Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology, this article presents an overview of the currently available monoclonal antibody treatments in MM, discussing  the clinical value, significant potential, and possible limitations of these immunotherapeutic approaches to driving deeper responses and achieving longer overall survival among patients with a challenging disease.