ASH 2010 Conference Coverage

Hydroxyurea May Improve Kidney Function in PV-Associated Nephrotic Syndrome

The clinical course of a patient with polycythemia vera and proteinuria whose biopsy lead to a diagnosis of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is described.

Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors

Epidemiologic study reveals the impact of cancer and its treatment on diet quality among adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Atypical Teratoid/rhabdoid Tumors: Challenges and Search for Solutions

[Cancer Management and Research] This research examines treatment options for teratoid/rhabdoid tumors.

New Research Identifies Potential Bladder Cancer Chemotherapy Side Effect

A recent study undertaken sought to examine the effects of chemotherapy on bladder cancer cells and possible connections to later treatment resistance.

Pseudohyperkalemia: False Potassium Levels Occur in a Patient With Lymphoma

The patient's history and current blood work results indicated a dangerously high potassium level. But a meticulously handled redraw proved it false.

Atezolizumab Granted FDA Approval for Specific Cases of NSCLC

Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) is approved by the FDA for the treatment of metastatic NSCLC in specific cases or tumors with EGFR or ALK gene mutations.

Low-Dose Sublingual Fentanyl Safe, Effective in Patients Receiving Lower Opioid Doses

Sublingual fentanyl is used to manage breakthrough pain in adults with cancer who are already receiving opioid therapy for underlying persistent cancer pain. In this study, researchers evaluated the effect of low doses of sublingual fentanyl in patients who are receiving low opioid doses for background analgesia.

High U.S. Economic Burden for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

A recent study examined the current economic burden attributable to vaccine-preventable diseases among U.S. adults.

Short-Term Intervention May Have Long-term Diet Effect in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers examined the long-term effects of a short-term culturally based dietary intervention on increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, decreasing fat, and changing biomarkers associated with recurrence in Hispanic breast cancer survivors.

Understanding Biosimilar Drugs

There is a lot of talk about biosimilar drugs. What makes a drug a biosimilar?

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