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Hematologists, oncologists elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 30, 2019
The National Academy of Medicine announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members. Election to the academy —…

City of Hope faculty members receive award for excellence in genetics education

October 17, 2019
The American Society of Human Genetics presented the Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education to two faculty…
Feature

Hope vs Hype: Managing Patient Expectations for CAR T-Cell Therapy

Cell Therapy Next, October/November 2019
Imagine a young adult male in his late 20s picks up his cell phone and calls his mother. Overtly emotional and on the verge of releasing a full-out…

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awards $13.8 million for research into pediatric blood cancers

October 9, 2019
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society awarded $13.8 million in new pediatric research grants designed to identify more effective and precise treatments…

ASH presents bridge grants to 19 investigators

October 7, 2019
ASH awarded $150,000 each to 19 investigators through the society’s bridge grant program, designed to sustain promising hematologic research…
Advanced Practice

Primary palliative care education vital for APRNs to help meet ‘tremendous need’

HemOnc Today, September 25, 2019
Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, FAAN
More than 1.7 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer and approximately 607,000 are expected to die of the disease this…
Meeting News

‘Urgent need’ exists to better educate LGBTQI+ Latinx individuals on cancer screening, prevention

September 24, 2019
Many LGBTQI+ Latinx individuals are afraid to share their gender identity and sexual orientation with a health care provider, and the vast majority…
Feature

Blood test could predict risk for breast cancer recurrence

September 20, 2019
Cytokine signaling responsiveness measured through a novel blood test may be a key determinant of intratumoral immunosuppressive potential and…

Association of Community Cancer Centers announces award recipients

August 30, 2019
The Association of Community Cancer Centers will present awards to three oncology professionals at its 36th National Oncology Conference, which will…

$9 million grant funds trial of CAR T-cell therapy for metastatic breast cancer

August 25, 2019
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine awarded a $9.28 million grant will support a clinical trial at City of Hope to evaluate chimeric…
In the JournalsPerspective

Cancer screening rates ‘unexpectedly high’ among adults aged 85 years and older

August 7, 2019
Individuals aged 85 years and older underwent cancer screening at “unexpectedly high” rates even though it is generally not recommended…
FDA News

Mustang Bio’s CAR T-cell therapy receives orphan drug designation for AML

July 25, 2019
The FDA has granted orphan drug designation to MB-102, an investigational chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for patients with acute myeloid…
FDA NewsPerspective

At FDA’s request, Allergan recalls breast implants linked to rare lymphoma

July 24, 2019
In response to a request from FDA, Allergan recalled specific models of its textured breast implants due to a potential risk for breast…
Molecular Oncology

Mind the gap: Precision medicine shortcomings in NSCLC

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2019
Howard (Jack) West, MD
This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting included several major successes that should translate to new molecular targets in advanced non-small cell lung…

City of Hope appoints hematologists to new roles

July 3, 2019
Two hematologists at City of Hope have been appointed to new positions. Larry Kwak, MD, PhD, has been named deputy director of City of…
Meeting News

Investigational CAR T-cell therapy induces durable responses in pretreated leukemia subtypes

June 24, 2019
CHICAGO — Heavily pretreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma and prior ibrutinib treatment achieved…
In the Journals

Tumor mutational burden may guide treatment decisions in metastatic colorectal cancer

June 19, 2019
Tumor mutational burden appeared to independently predict which patients with microsatellite instability-high metastatic colorectal cancer would…
Meeting News

Conquer Cancer Foundation presents Merit Awards at ASCO

June 6, 2019
CHICAGO — The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO presented ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Awards to more than 100 oncology professionals. The awards…

City of Hope provost admitted into Association of American Physicians

May 20, 2019
Steven T. Rosen, MD, provost and chief scientific officer at City of Hope, has been admitted into the Association of American Physicians. The…
In the JournalsPerspective

Functional impairment linked to higher mortality among older adults with hematologic malignancies

May 9, 2019
Older adults with hematologic malignancies who require assistance with at least one basic or instrumental daily living activity have a higher risk…