2019 Meeting Coverage

Two-Hits to Catastrophic

Two-Hits to Catastrophic

In 1971, Alfred Knudson, MD, PhD, originally formulated the two-hit hypothesis, which states that most genes require two...

A Disruptive Innovation?

A Disruptive Innovation?

“I just want to be a normal person, doctor,” Greg said, “but that’s not an option.” Greg, 58 years old, underwent...

Aging: Attack of the Clones

Aging: Attack of the Clones

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” — Betty Friedan (1921-2006) Blood cells originate...

Dazed and Con-Bruised?

In 1971, then-President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse to be “public enemy number one,” and The War on Drugs was born....

SCD Roundup

“No conclusions can be drawn from this case. Not even a definite diagnosis can be made,” James Herrick wrote in 1910 about...

A Run With a Mission

More than 1,500 attendees rose early on a beautiful Sunday morning in Orlando to participate in the 2019 ASH Foundation...

Cutting Costs for CML Abroad

Cutting Costs for CML Abroad

“If you have to get cancer,” I once reassured a frightened patient, “CML [chronic myeloid leukemia] isn’t bad.” CML is...

The Roman God of Portals and More

The Roman God of Portals and More

In 1951 a renowned hematologist from Harvard University, William Dameshek, MD, wrote an editorial in Blood providing...

I AM IRONMAN!

If you’re a nerd like... Scratch that...If you’re in Orlando this week, it’s either because you have a favorite blood cell...

Welcome to Orlando

Welcome to Orlando

The Hebrew word for it is hrh. The Hindus speak of prabodhan. In Chinese, it’s qishi. The teachings of Buddhism discuss...

Mission (Im)Possible

The year 1982 heralds the discovery of the first mutated genes to be identified in cancer, RAS. The three RAS genes — KRAS,...

Oh, How Far We’ve Come!

Since I was little, I’ve been surrounded by scientific intrigue. One of my first memories of the idea of moving genetic...

A Quantum Leap in Myeloma Therapy

More than a century ago, the brilliant physicist Max Planck investigated an obscure subject and sparked a revolution in...

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