American Academy of PediatricsAAP: All Youth Should Be Screened for Cardiac Risk

The recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are an update to the group’s 2012 policy statement in an effort to better equip physicians with the necessary knowledge to accurately screen, evaluate, and manage the risk of both sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and sudden cardiac death (SCD) in youth. Screening for all children, regardless […]

American Society of HematologyScientists Say LentiGlobin Not Linked to Cancer

The FDA announced a trial hold after two participants with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the LentiGlobin gene therapy trials developed AML and MDS. According to bluebird bio, the manufacturer of LentiGlobin products, the company was unable to find any cancer cells in the patient’s bone marrow and has asked the FDA for permission to […]