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Hematology, also spelled haematology, is the branch of biology (physiology), pathology, clinical laboratory, internal medicine, and pediatrics that is concerned with the study of blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. Hematology includes the study of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and prevention of blood diseases.
Study of genetic mutations could lead to optimized treatment plans for aplastic anemia patients

Study of genetic mutations could lead to optimized treatment plans for aplastic anemia patients

Scientists have identified a group of genetic mutations in patients with aplastic anemia, which likely will help doctors optimize treatment for this rare and deadly blood condition. The study, appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, could lead to tailor-made treatment plans for aplastic anemia patients as part of the emerging precision medicine movement. [More]
Researchers complete phase 1 clinical trial of new drug for children suffering from neuroblastoma

Researchers complete phase 1 clinical trial of new drug for children suffering from neuroblastoma

Researchers at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have completed the first clinical trial of a new treatment for children suffering from neuroblastoma. In a clinical trial led by Giselle Sholler, MD, pediatric oncologist at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and the Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC), DFMO, an investigational agent, showed minimal side effects with long-term survival of three patients. [More]
Two years may be a more practical survival goal for patients with follicular lymphoma

Two years may be a more practical survival goal for patients with follicular lymphoma

The goal for many cancer patients is to reach the five-year, disease-free mark, but new research from UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute suggests that two years might be a more practical survival goal for people with follicular lymphoma. [More]
Daily CHG bathing protocol for pediatric patients reduces bloodstream infections by 59%: Study

Daily CHG bathing protocol for pediatric patients reduces bloodstream infections by 59%: Study

Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) by 59 percent and saved approximately $300,000 in one hospital over a six-month period, according to a new study. [More]
Alnylam presents positive Phase 1 ALN-AT3 trial results in hemophilia at ISTH 2015 Congress

Alnylam presents positive Phase 1 ALN-AT3 trial results in hemophilia at ISTH 2015 Congress

Additional study results from 12 hemophilia A and B subjects demonstrated that subcutaneous administration of ALN-AT3 achieved potent and dose-dependent knockdown of AT of up to 86%. AT knockdown was highly durable, with effects lasting over two months after the last dose, supporting further evaluation of a once-monthly subcutaneous dose regimen. [More]
Atrial fibrillation patients who stop blood thinners before elective surgery have less risk of major bleeding

Atrial fibrillation patients who stop blood thinners before elective surgery have less risk of major bleeding

Patients with atrial fibrillation who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery had no higher risk of developing blood clots and less risk of major bleeding compared to patients who were given a "bridge" therapy, according to research led by Duke Medicine. [More]
Roche unveils series of new diagnostic technologies at EuroMedLab

Roche unveils series of new diagnostic technologies at EuroMedLab

Today at the 21st annual meeting of the IFCC-EFLM European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicines in Paris, France, Roche unveiled a series of new diagnostic technologies. [More]
UNC Lineberger scientists contribute to better understanding of genetic mutations in melanoma

UNC Lineberger scientists contribute to better understanding of genetic mutations in melanoma

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have significantly contributed to a better understanding of the genetic alterations found in cutaneous melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer, as part of a multi-institution, international effort of The Cancer Genome Atlas. [More]
Study suggests that blood clots in abdominal vein could be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer

Study suggests that blood clots in abdominal vein could be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer

New research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), concludes that a blood clot in an abdominal vein may be an indicator of undiagnosed cancer. The study also suggests that these clots predict poorer survival in patients with liver and pancreatic cancer. [More]
Researchers track down key gene mutation responsible for causing acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Researchers track down key gene mutation responsible for causing acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Two medical researchers from the Children's Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University School of Medicine have published the results of a nearly 10-year investigation that identified a key gene mutation that can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, and several other types of cancer. [More]
Beckman Coulter brings new thinking to new lab challenges at EuroMedLab 2015

Beckman Coulter brings new thinking to new lab challenges at EuroMedLab 2015

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics supports IFCC-EFLM EuroMedLab 2015 with a showcase of solutions to improve workflow for the diagnostics laboratory. Held from 22-24 June 2015 at the Paris Palais des Congrès France, the company demonstrates its dedication to moving the clinical diagnostic lab forward with its total laboratory solution—from automation, chemistry, immunoassay and haematology to microbiology and its new molecular diagnostics system. [More]
Phase I study: Idarucizumab reverses anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in healthy volunteers

Phase I study: Idarucizumab reverses anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in healthy volunteers

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that The Lancet published results from a phase I study investigating the effects of idarucizumab, an investigational agent, in reversing the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in healthy volunteers. The data demonstrate that complete reversal was achieved following administration of idarucizumab. [More]
Scientists identify two new key players involved in development of prostate cancer

Scientists identify two new key players involved in development of prostate cancer

Understanding how a normal healthy cell turns into a cancerous one is our best bet yet for beating the disease. It will help better diagnose the cancer type, and enable the development of more effective, and less toxic therapies. But cells have evolved all sorts of sophisticated ways to become cancerous, and identifying the molecules involved and how they function in each type of cancer is a major undertaking. [More]
Novartis presents positive Phase III results of Farydak therapy at EHA

Novartis presents positive Phase III results of Farydak therapy at EHA

Novartis today presented results from a pivotal Phase III clinical trial exploratory subgroup analysis showing a 7.8-month improvement in median progression-free survival when using Farydak in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who had received two or more prior regimens, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent. [More]
Combination of tosedostat and LDAC results in overall response rate of 54% in elderly patients with AML

Combination of tosedostat and LDAC results in overall response rate of 54% in elderly patients with AML

CTI BioPharma Corp. today announced findings from an investigator-sponsored Phase 2 trial in patients with either primary (de novo) acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or AML that has evolved from myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Results showed the combination of tosedostat with low dose cytarabine/Ara-C (LDAC) resulted in an overall response rate (ORR) of 54 percent in elderly patients with AML – with 45 percent of patients achieving durable complete responses (CR). [More]
Massey researchers aim to develop models that can predict complications from stem cell transplantation

Massey researchers aim to develop models that can predict complications from stem cell transplantation

Researchers at VCU Massey Cancer Center's Bone Marrow Transplant Program have recently published findings from a phase 2 clinical trial that demonstrate lymphocyte recovery in related and unrelated stem cell transplant recipients generally falls into three patterns that are significantly associated with survival. [More]
HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program to be held on Sept. 18-19, 2015 in Illinois

HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program to be held on Sept. 18-19, 2015 in Illinois

The Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) will present the HOPA Oncology Pharmacy Practice Management Program at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare on September 18-19, 2015, in Rosemont, IL. [More]
Jazz enrolls first patients in JZP-110 Phase 3 study for treatment of EDS in patients with narcolepsy or OSA

Jazz enrolls first patients in JZP-110 Phase 3 study for treatment of EDS in patients with narcolepsy or OSA

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc announced today that the first patients have been enrolled in a Phase 3 clinical development program evaluating the safety and efficacy of its investigational drug candidate, JZP-110, as a wake-promoting agent in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adult patients with narcolepsy or with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). [More]
Point of care measurement of hemoglobin: an interview with Katja Lemburg, EKF Diagnostics

Point of care measurement of hemoglobin: an interview with Katja Lemburg, EKF Diagnostics

Katja Lemburg discusses the next generation Hemo Control being launched in Europe at EuroMedLab, Paris 21-25th June. EKF will be exhibiting on Stand G005 (Level 1). [More]
IDMC recommends continuation of Argos’ ADAPT phase 3 trial of AGS-003 in mRCC patients

IDMC recommends continuation of Argos’ ADAPT phase 3 trial of AGS-003 in mRCC patients

Argos Therapeutics Inc., an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer based on the Arcelis technology platform, today announced an independent data monitoring committee (IDMC) has recommended the continuation of the company’s pivotal phase 3 ADAPT clinical trial of AGS-003 for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) following the first of three planned interim data analyses. [More]
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