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Telomere Length Predicts Risk for Delayed Recovery in Pediatric Patients With AML

Telomere length is predictive for determining which children treated for AML are at highest risk for delayed recovery, a finding that may have significant implications for treatment-related morbidity and mortality.

Unrealistic Patient Expectations Top Barrier to Quality EOL Care

Unrealistic Patient Expectations Top Barrier to Quality EOL Care

In a large cohort of hematologic oncologists surveyed in the United States, standard end-of-life quality measures were highly acceptable, but unrealistic patient expectations are the greatest impediment to quality end-of-life care.

Life Expectancy of Patients With CML Approaching That of General Population

Life Expectancy of Patients With CML Approaching That of General Population

In the era of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, the life expectancy of patients with CML is approaching that of the general population.

Post-transplant Maintenance TKIs Beneficial for Patients With High-risk Ph+ Leukemia

Post-transplant Maintenance TKIs Beneficial for Patients With High-risk Ph+ Leukemia

A study examined the impact of post-transplant maintenance TKIs on patients with Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia.

Recently Identified Biomarkers Found to Warn of Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease in Marrow Transplant Patients

Researchers recently identified CXCL10, a protein that could act as a biomarker for chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), a long-term adverse effect that develops in some patients after undergoing blood and bone marrow transplant.

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