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  • Study finds gender disparities in hematology research success

    Hematologists who complete a mentored training program experience greater levels of academic success than those who do not; however, a study published today in Blood Advances suggests a slight discrepancy in success levels between male and female hematologists.

  • New study finds cellular immunotherapy treatment associated with improved quality of life

    Adult lymphoma patients whose disease was effectively treated with chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy showed marked improvement on a variety of self-reported quality of life measures, according to a study published today in Blood Advances. The study offers evidence that CAR-T may not only extend cancer patients’ survival, but also improve their quality of life after treatment.

  • Statement on New ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease-Related Transfusion Support

    Today, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) released new clinical practice guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)-Related Transfusion Support. These guidelines are part of a series of five guidelines ASH is developing on SCD to provide updated treatment guidelines that reflect the newest evidence about the disease, ensuring the medical community can better treat SCD and people with SCD can make the best decisions for their care.

  • Minority Hematology Scholars to Study New Methods for Improving Blood Disease Treatments

    The American Society of Hematology is pleased to announce that Gabriela Hobbs, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, and Oluwatoyosi Onwuemene, MD, MS, of Duke University have been selected to participate in the American Society of Hematology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, a partnership between ASH and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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  • CAR T-cell Therapy: An Update on Coverage and Reimbursement

    ASH continues to advocate for adequate coverage and reimbursement for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy. In early August, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies impacting both reimbursement of and coverage for CAR-T therapy. The final Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) rule, published on August 2, and the final Decision Memo for CAR T-cell Therapy for Cancers, issued August 7.

  • 2018 ASH Advocacy Activities

    ASH continues to increase its efforts to expand and enhance the Society’s reach. NIH funding, efforts to ensure patient access to drugs, and sickle cell disease were top priorities on ASH’s advocacy agenda in 2018.

  • 2018 ASH Advocacy Efforts Related to Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait

    ASH continues to invest in and explore the important actions needed to make a significant difference in sickle cell disease (SCD) access to care, research, and global issues. Learn about the major advocacy-related initiatives undertaken by ASH in 2018.

  • 2018 ASH Advocacy Efforts to Ensure Patient Access to Care

    In 2018, ASH worked to ensure patient access to care through a number of methods including ensuring drug access, pain management-related issues, and the Affordable Care Act.

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