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Demystifying the Bone Marrow Biopsy: A Hematopathology Primer

Sep 20
2021

Your patient’s cytopenias remain unexplained. Maybe a routine peripheral smear caught some circulating blasts. A serum protein electrophoresis might have even shown a monotypic expansion. Whatever the cause, you have reason to request a hematop...

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A Primer on Advocacy for the Hematology Trainee

Aug 17
2021

The problems are always the same; you witness similar roadblocks over and over. Your patient cannot afford her prescriptions or can’t get the treatment that may save her life because her insurance refused to pay for it. A patient lost his health insu...

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Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Therapy: What Fellows Need to Know

Aug 17
2021

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy, in which T-cells are genetically modified to recognize and proliferate in response to tumor antigens, is revolutionizing the treatment of hematologic malignancies. As of August 2021, five CAR-T therap...

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Blood Smear: The Fifth Vital Sign in Hematology

Aug 17
2021

Hematology is a fascinating field of science. Blood disorders can manifest as clinical signs and symptoms that can be similar to many other medical conditions, hence the beauty of incorporating the patient’s medical history and physical examina...

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The Blood Sisters Project

Aug 17
2021

Burnout, a well-recognized and growing problem in medicine, is a syndrome characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a lack of sense of personal accomplishment.1 Hematology/oncology (HO) is a highly demanding field, and HO physicia...

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Announcing Hematopoiesis, Our New ASH Trainee Council Newsletter by Trainees and for Trainees

Aug 17
2021

The events of 2020 were unprecedented for all of us, disrupting the hematology trainee experience and the entire spectrum of medical education. For the ASH Trainee Council, creating online platforms for you, the hematologists-in-training that we repr...

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Preparing for Success in Graduate Studies During COVID

May 28
2021

If you are reading this, you are likely interested in or have been accepted to a graduate program for a doctoral or master’s degree. In my experience, graduate study is a mix of anxiety, excitement, and sometimes disappointment when experiments...

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: The Transition From Residency to Fellowship Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 27
2021

Well over a year ago in early 2020, the end of my PGY-3 internal medicine residency in New York City was looking promising. Having completed all inpatient floors and intensive care units (ICUs) and night float rotations, this particular resident was...

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Measurable Residual Disease: What Fellows Need to Know

May 26
2021

Malignant hematology is famous for its three-letter acronyms: MDS, CML, ALL, CLL, and the list goes on. The newest and most talked-about kid on the block is MRD, or measurable residual disease (previously known as minimal residual disease). Indeed, t...

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A Reflection on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Feb 19
2021

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, the first vaccine to prevent the 2019 coronavirus disease. Just one week later, the Moderna COVID-19 vac...

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