The Hematologist

November December 2011 Vol 8 Issue 6

November-December 2011, Volume 8, Issue 6


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Ask the Hematologist

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Mini Review

  • Targeting DNA Repair to Enhance Cancer TherapyNovember 01, 2011 | Robert Hromas, MD

    Targeting DNA Repair to Enhance Cancer TherapyProfessor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Florida Health Science Center, Shands Hospitals  Dr. Robert Hromas is the Scientific Advisor for Northlake Biosciences, LLC.  Cancer is a disease of DNA repair. Since every

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Clinical Trials Corner

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President's Column

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  • Is Anybody in Washington Listening?November 01, 2011 | Roy L. Silverstein, MD

    The fact is nearly all constituent communications are counted and responded to by Members of Congress and their staff. While it is true that individualized communications with some expression of personal sentiment or opinion are most likely to be influential, nearly all legislators do use constituent communications as a gauge of public opinion and integrate it into their decision-making.

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News and Reports

  • Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Two Physician Scientists With Close Ties to ASHNovember 01, 2011

    ASH member Ralph M. Steinman, MD, of Rockefeller University in New York was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for his pioneering discovery of dendritic cells and their role as critical antigen presenting cells of the immune system.

  • The HVO Volunteer Experience: What It Meant to MeNovember 01, 2011 | Lynn Sloane Bemiller, MD, MPH

    At the annual meeting in December 2008, on an evening when I had little to do, I wandered into an ASH-Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) session, which described volunteer programs that ASH and HVO were recruiting members to participate in. I was motivated primarily by a desire to listen to something different, something to take my mind off of the daily grind, but by the end of the session, I felt so compelled by the presentations and by the possibilities they represented, that I volunteered on the spot for two weeks with a new project in Peru.

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