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Team-based approach before stem cell transplantation may improve outcomes for older adults

February 10, 2020
Evaluation by a multidisciplinary team clinic prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation appeared to reduce transplant-related morbidity and…

City of Hope appoints chair of hematology and hematopoietic cell transplantation

February 2, 2020
Eileen Smith, MD, has been appointed chair of the department of hematology and hematopoietic cell transplantation at City of Hope. Smith —…

Physicians weigh risks, rewards of social media for clinical trial recruitment

January 17, 2020
Less than 5% of eligible adults participate in cancer clinical trials, even in the information age when more opportunities exist than ever before to…

Study underway to evaluate novel T-cell therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma

January 3, 2020
An ongoing proof-of-concept clinical trial is underway to assess the use of a novel T-cell therapy for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular…
Meeting NewsPerspective

CAR T-cell therapy offers benefit, reduces health care utilization for older patients with DLBCL

December 8, 2019
ORLANDO — Older patients with multiple comorbidities can successfully undergo chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for non-Hodgkin…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Genetic alterations at diagnosis predict transplant outcomes for older patients with AML

December 7, 2019
ORLANDO — Genetic alterations at diagnosis predicted OS and leukemia-free survival for older individuals with acute myeloid leukemia who…

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…

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…

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…