American Society of Hematology

ASH, the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders, regularly issues press releases highlighting clinical and research advances announced at the ASH annual meeting and published in Blood, as well as releases and statements on breaking policy news affecting the field of hematology.

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Latest Press Releases

  • ASH President Expresses Disappointment with Senate Health Care Bill Jun 23, 2017

    ASH President Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, expressed the society's disappointment with the Senate's health care reform bill.

  • ASH President Applauds Introduction of Patients’ Access to Treatment Act Jun 23, 2017

    Representatives David McKinley (R-WV) and G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) have introduced the Patients’ Access to Treatment Act (H.R. 2999) in the House of Representatives. The legislation aims to remove the burden of excessive cost sharing for Americans who need high-cost, specialty-tier medications. ASH President Kenneth Anderson, MD offers the Society's support.

  • New Antibody Uses One-Two Punch to Potentially Treat Blood Cancers Jun 21, 2017

    Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral blood streams, where they are more vulnerable (for example, to chemotherapy).

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