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Don’t You … Forget About (C)ME

As you walk away from the 2020 Annual Meeting, don’t forget about continuing education credits. Here are some FAQs, and complete info can be found on the ASH website. Is CME/MOC available? Attendees do not need to attend the live sessions as they air in order to claim...

Classical Hits: A Hematology Review

I’m with Dr. Alice Ma on this one. Classical hematology, or the study of nonmalignant, but not so “benign,” hematologic conditions evokes an image of white bearded, Latin speaking, tweed blazer (with elbow patches) wearing physicians, gathering in dusty, musty...

Behind the Podium: Q&A With Dr. Courtney DiNardo

Despite her high profile, Dr. Courtney DiNardo shies away from the spotlight. I am grateful that she took the time to provide insight into the evolution of her career and recent advances in employing “epigenetic targeting” therapies in the treatment of AML. ASH News...

A River Runs Through It

The legacy of E. Donnall Thomas is one that defies comparison, rivaled perhaps only by Marie Curie and Sidney Farber, in his success creating entirely new fields of both scientific exploration and clinical care. The “Father of Bone Marrow Transplantation,” Dr. Thomas...

What a-Treat!

Any physician treating malignancy is acutely aware of the fact that the adverse effects of our treatments can sometimes be as bad as the disease that we are treating. Severe thrombocytopenia is a common complication of treatment for hematologic malignancies and can...

It’s a Marathon… and a Sprint?

In the running of a marathon, it is always necessary to run the first mile to get to the 23rd. There is no avoiding the hard work of the race to skip to the finish. Nevertheless, without conserving some energy and saving a certain amount of intestinal fortitude while...

AML-ing While Black: Race, AML and Survival Discrepancies in America

Owning an automobile became increasingly attainable to African Americans in the early 1960s and ‘70s, affording increasing freedom of mobility over the past five decades. With that freedom, came increased discrimination and violence. Driving While Black: Race, Space...

Waiting in the Tall Grass

Adoptive immunotherapy, including both allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) and chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) constructs, is one of the few modalities that can offer cure for several aggressive hematologic malignancies. Too often...

Mentorship As the Ultimate Investment in the Future

Drs. Judith Gasson and Wendy Stock Are Recognized With the 2020 ASH Mentor AwardJudith Gasson, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Wendy Stock, MD, of the University of Chicago are being awarded the 2020 ASH Mentor Award for their work as...

Two Hematologists Working to Make Precision Medicine a Reality

Drs. Ari Melnick and Courtney DiNardo Awarded 2020 Ernest Beutler Lecture and PrizeThe Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize is being awarded this year to Ari Melnick, MD, of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, and Courtney DiNardo, MD, of the University of Texas MD...

Toshio Suda, MD, PhD, to Present the 2020 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture

During this year’s annual meeting, Toshio Suda, MD, PhD, of the National University of Singapore and Kumamoto University in Japan will be awarded the 2020 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize in recognition of his outstanding contributions therapying the field of stem...

From "What If" to "What’s Next"

Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PhD, Wins 2020 William Dameshek Prize Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PhD, of the Columbia University Institute for Cancer Genetics in New York has been awarded the 2020 William Dameshek Prize. This award is named after the late William Dameshek, MD, a past...

Engineering Better Care for All

Dr. Mohandas Narla Receives the 2020 Wallace H. Coulter AwardMohandas Narla, DSc, has been awarded the 2020 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology. He is vice president for research at the New York Blood Center and a member of the adjunct...

Uplifting Diversity, Strengthening Progress

Dr. Edward J. Benz Receives 2020 ASH Award for Leadership in Promoting DiversityA world-renown advocate of diversity and inclusion in hematology will be honored during the 2020 ASH Annual Meeting, as Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, is awarded the 2020 ASH Award for...

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