Urge your members of Congress to support continued medical research funding
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.
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.
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).
This World Sickle Cell Day, ASH is working on several projects to conquer sickle cell disease (SCD) worldwide, including an effort to develop clinical practice guidelines on the management of SCD. These guidelines will be created with input from physicians and patients to address the unique needs of this underserved patient population.
The American Society of Hematology today announced the names of 22 medical students selected to take part in the 2017 Minority Medical Student Award Program. This program encourages eligible underrepresented minority medical students to pursue careers in hematology by supporting them as they implement their own hematology-related research project in the lab of a research mentor.
ASH has joined ASBMT, ASGCT, NMDP/Be The Match, SCDAA, and Pediatric Hospital Sickle Cell Collaborative to host a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight advancements in sickle cell disease (SCD) research and treatment options.
Some patients with relapsed or treatment-resistant acute myeloid leukemia may achieve remission with an experimental targeted therapy, according to early trial data.
ASH President Kenneth C. Anderson, MD, responded to the White House’s fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request, which proposes a $7.18 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 21% of the FY17 allocation.
The American Society of Hematology has selected Catherine Zander, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to participate in the new ASH Congressional Fellowship program.
The American Society of Hematology has announced the latest round of medical students selected to receive the 2017-2018 ASH Physician-Scientist Career Development Award. This award program allows students attending accredited medical schools in the United States or Canada to gain experience in hematology research under the mentorship of an ASH member.
Urge your members of Congress to support continued medical research funding.
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