In this late-breaking abstract from the ASH Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the researches wanted to address the limited understanding of how and when CH develops, what factors govern its behavior, how it interacts with aging, and how these variables relate to malignant progression. Here are the results from analyzing 1,593 blood DNA samples from 385 […]
Despite peripheral blood making up 80% of all of hematopoietic cell transplants, there are similar rates of overall survival, disease-free survival, and transplant-related mortality when comparing marrow and peripheral blood as graft sources. Chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and cytokine release syndrome (CRS) are more significant in those who received peripheral blood, yet the standard of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Surgery still offers the best chance of cure for patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). However, for locally advanced or metastatic well-differentiated tumors, medical therapy including theranostics, targeted therapies, and chemotherapy can all play a role. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology reviews the diagnosis and management of these tumors.