American Society of Hematology

ASH is committed to helping practicing hematologists provide quality care to patients, continue their professional development, and enhance their knowledge and expertise.

Guidelines and Quality Care

Resources to help practicing hematologists improve the quality
of care provided to patients

Drug Resources

Newly approved therapies and access information on hematologic drugs

Consult a Colleague

Service that provides advice on clinical questions in one to two days

Professional Development

Services to support hematologists with continuing medical education and recertification

Clinical Priorities

Resources to help hematologists understand federal programs, policy developments, and relevant issues affecting clinical practice

ASH Practice Update

Email newsletter highlighting the Society's latest educational offerings and developments impacting clinicians

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  • FDA Approves Ipsogen JAK2 RGQ PCR Kit to Help Evaluate Suspected Polycythemia Vera

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing authorization to ipsogen JAK2 RGQ PCR Kit, manufactured by QIAGEN GmbH., to detect mutations affecting the Janus Tyrosine Kinase 2 (JAK2) gene. This is the first FDA-authorized test intended to help physicians in evaluating patients for suspected Polycythemia Vera (PV).

  • FDA Approves Daratumumab for Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

    On November 21, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved daratumumab (DARZALEX, Janssen Biotech, Inc.) in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.

  • FDA Approves Nivolumab for Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma

    On May 17, 2016, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to nivolumab (Opdivo, marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb) for the treatment of patients with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) that has relapsed or progressed after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and post-transplantation brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris).

  • FDA Approves Venetoclax for CLL

    On April 11, 2016, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved venetoclax (VENCLEXTA tablets, marketed by AbbVie, Inc. and Genentech USA, Inc.) for the treatment of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) with 17p deletion, as detected by an FDA-approved test, who have received at least one prior therapy.

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  • ACA Update

    The House of Representatives released legislation, titled the “American Health Care Act,” to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  As written, ASH has serious concerns that this legislation will reduce overall access to coverage and treatment and would greatly impact patients with hematologic diseases and disorders.

  • DEA Eliminates Grace Period for Registration Renewal

    Through a notice on its website, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration renewal process. Effective January 1, 2017, the DEA is eliminating the informal grace period which the agency has previously allowed for registrants to renew their registrations. 

  • CMS Announces End to Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model

    On December 15, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the cancellation of Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model.  CMS initially proposed the demonstration on March 8, 2016 to test new models in how physician-administered drugs are paid under the Medicare program.

  • NHLBI Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunity Fosters Production of Blood Cells From Stem Cells

    ASH is pleased to see the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) continuous support (RFA-HL-15-030) for the development of improved techniques to enhance the production of clinically relevant, functional stem cell-derived red blood cells or platelets.

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