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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.
Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital opens pediatric specialty clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital opens pediatric specialty clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital opened its first pediatric specialty clinic outside of the Baton Rouge area on June 3. The Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana will offer specialized outpatient care for pediatric gastroenterology. [More]
Phase 2 results from Abbvie’s veliparib study in NSCLC presented at ASCO 2015

Phase 2 results from Abbvie’s veliparib study in NSCLC presented at ASCO 2015

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced findings from a Phase 2 study of the investigational medicine veliparib combined with the chemotherapy regimen carboplatin and paclitaxel that showed an improvement in median progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with previously untreated metastatic or advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are current smokers. [More]
CHLA opens doors of new Encino outpatient care center

CHLA opens doors of new Encino outpatient care center

Children's Hospital Los Angeles opened the doors of its new outpatient care center in Encino today. The pediatric medical facility, Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Encino, will be staffed by physicians who are Board-certified in pediatric specialties and subspecialties, including hematology-oncology, nephrology, neurology, orthopaedics, pediatric surgery and urology. [More]
Novartis CTL019 CAR T cell therapy demonstrates potential to treat B-cell lymphomas

Novartis CTL019 CAR T cell therapy demonstrates potential to treat B-cell lymphomas

Novartis is highlighting data from an ongoing Phase II clinical study of CTL019, an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, that indicate its potential in the treatment of specific types of hard-to-treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma. [More]
Invitae introduces new patient pay program to make genetic testing more affordable, accessible

Invitae introduces new patient pay program to make genetic testing more affordable, accessible

Invitae Corporation, a genetic information company, announced today the launch of its new patient pay price for its full menu of genetic tests at $475 per indication. [More]
Mount Sinai Health System researchers present updates on cancer vaccine clinical trials at ASCO 2015

Mount Sinai Health System researchers present updates on cancer vaccine clinical trials at ASCO 2015

Mount Sinai Health System faculty will be presenting research updates on a lymphoma vaccine clinical trial, the best dosing for a drug against metastatic cancer, and new treatment strategies in relapsed multiple myeloma at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, May 29 - June 2, 2015, in Chicago. [More]
Poster related to Cantex's lead compound CX-01 presented at ASCO 2015

Poster related to Cantex's lead compound CX-01 presented at ASCO 2015

Cantex Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing medications that block critical mechanisms by which cancer spreads and resists treatment, today announced Tibor Kovacsovics, M.D., Medical Director for the Inpatient Service of the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies and Director of Hematologic Malignancy Clinical Research at Huntsman Cancer Institute presented a poster related to Cantex's lead compound, CX-01, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). [More]
Pennsylvania physicians urge residents to take precautions against bug bites, bee stings

Pennsylvania physicians urge residents to take precautions against bug bites, bee stings

For many people, bug bites and bee stings aren't a big deal beyond a small irritation. But for some, it could mean the start of a painful - possibly long-term or even deadly - experience. [More]
Pharmacyclics's Phase III RESONATE™ trial shows adherence to 420mg dose of IMBRUVICA improves outcomes in CLL patients

Pharmacyclics's Phase III RESONATE™ trial shows adherence to 420mg dose of IMBRUVICA improves outcomes in CLL patients

Pharmacyclics LLC today highlighted results from a sub-analysis of the Phase III RESONATE™ (PCYC-1112) trial, which found that previously-treated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who adhered to the recommended 420 mg dose of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) experienced improved progression-free survival (PFS; the primary endpoint) as assessed by an Independent Review Committee (IRC), compared to patients who took lower doses or missed doses, regardless of high-risk genetic factors. [More]
Asterias reports positive data from AST-VAC1 Phase 2 trial for intermediate, high risk AML

Asterias reports positive data from AST-VAC1 Phase 2 trial for intermediate, high risk AML

Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the emerging field of regenerative medicine, today announced positive, new, long-term follow-up data from a Phase 2 clinical trial of AST-VAC1 in patients with intermediate and high risk acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). [More]
Abbvie presents venetoclax Phase 1 results in patients with multiple myeloma at ASCO 2015

Abbvie presents venetoclax Phase 1 results in patients with multiple myeloma at ASCO 2015

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that results from a Phase 1b trial of investigational venetoclax, a novel inhibitor of the B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) protein that is being developed in partnership with Genentech and Roche, in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, showed an 83 percent overall response rate (n=5/6) in bortezomib-naive patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) multiple myeloma, including two patients who achieved complete responses.1 These data will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 31, in Chicago. [More]
People with common form of lung cancer can benefit from nivolumab drug

People with common form of lung cancer can benefit from nivolumab drug

In a head-to-head clinical trial comparing standard chemotherapy with the immunotherapy drug nivolumab, researchers found that people with squamous-non-small cell lung cancer who received nivolumab lived, on average, 3.2 months longer than those receiving chemotherapy. [More]
ASCO 2015: UH Seidman Cancer Center researchers present data from several new studies

ASCO 2015: UH Seidman Cancer Center researchers present data from several new studies

Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will present data from several new studies, including a study evaluating a potential novel combination treatment for cancer patients with advanced solid tumors and a first-of-its-kind analysis of gene mutations in small cell lung cancer (SCLC), at the 51st American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. [More]
Phase III HELIOS trial results show ibrutinib combination therapy improves outcomes  in CLL/SLL patients

Phase III HELIOS trial results show ibrutinib combination therapy improves outcomes in CLL/SLL patients

Today, Pharmacyclics LLC announced the results of the Phase III HELIOS trial (CLL3001), which found that patients with previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) who received ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA) in combination with bendamustine and rituximab (BR) experienced an 80% reduction in the risk of progression or death compared to patients receiving placebo in combination with BR. [More]
Novartis to highlight strength of its expanded oncology portfolio at ASCO 2015

Novartis to highlight strength of its expanded oncology portfolio at ASCO 2015

Novartis will highlight the strength of its expanded oncology portfolio in 21 medicines and 11 investigational compounds across more than 185 data presentations at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, May 29-June 2, and the Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), June 11-14. [More]
Updated data from PROCLAIM national patient registry presented at 51st ASCO

Updated data from PROCLAIM national patient registry presented at 51st ASCO

Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. announced today the presentation of updated data from the PROCLAIM national patient registry in which first-line Proleukin® (aldesleukin for injection) therapy improved survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC), compared to patients previously treated with targeted therapies. [More]
Over 700 Chinese patients with acute myeloid leukemia undergo Microtransplantation treatment

Over 700 Chinese patients with acute myeloid leukemia undergo Microtransplantation treatment

According to Dr. Huisheng Ai's team, founder of Microtransplantation regimen mainly for Acute Myeloid Leukemia, over 700 patients have undergone this therapy since its emergence in 2002. Based at MST International Clinic for Leukemia in the 307th Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army in Beijing, about 40 hematology centers covering all main hospitals in 32 provinces of mainland China have adopted Microtransplantation regimen. [More]
Targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduces burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients

Targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduces burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients

Use of the targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduced the symptoms and burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients, says a Mayo Clinic researcher who co-led PERSIST-1, the worldwide phase III clinical trial that tested the therapy. Specifically, pacritinib substantially reduced severe enlargement of the spleen, a typical feature of advanced myelofibrosis, in more than 20 percent of patients and alleviated debilitating side effects in more than 46 percent. [More]
Ibrutinib and chemotherapy reduce risk of death in patients with CLL or SLL

Ibrutinib and chemotherapy reduce risk of death in patients with CLL or SLL

Because of the significant benefit found in combining the targeted drug ibrutinib with standard chemotherapy for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), an interim analysis has closed the international HELIOS phase III clinical trial. [More]
Positive results from pacritinib Phase 3 trial for treatment of myelofibrosis presented at ASCO 2015

Positive results from pacritinib Phase 3 trial for treatment of myelofibrosis presented at ASCO 2015

CTI BioPharma Corp. and Baxter International's Bioscience business today announced data from PERSIST-1 – a randomized Phase 3 registration-directed trial examining pacritinib for the treatment of myelofibrosis – in a late-breaking oral session at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, May 29-June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Ill. [More]
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