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Focusing on Hematological Malignancies

OBTN, February 2008, Volume 2, Issue 2

This month we report from the American Society of Hematology's 49th Annual Meeting.

Reporting from the American Society of Hematology

49th Annual Meeting

As this publication evolves and grows, we're finding that our readers value our coverage of important oncology meetings. Often, data is released at these meetings that can directly impact our practices and the way we treat patients. With this in mind, this month we report on the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) , which took place in Atlanta. This meeting provides a forum for hematologists and oncologists from around the world to convene and discuss critical issues in hematology.

ASH offers a global perspective, from practical issues to cutting-edge research. Our pages this month provide summary coverage of meeting highlights, primarily focusing on notable research breakthroughs relating to hematological malignancies, including advances in multiple myeloma, leukemia, and lymphoma. Perhaps no area has garnered more attention (and excitement) than the research being conducted in multiple myeloma. The landscape of treatment in multiple myeloma continues to evolve as results accumulate from trials of conventional and new therapies and from studies on risk factors and side effects. In this issue, we highlight some of the more significant studies presented at ASH.

Global Reports

Clinical Trial Reports

Physicians’ Financial News

Reimbursement and Managed Care—

Our regular columns—, , , and also appear in this issue. As with our meeting highlights and news items, these departments provide reports specifically for the community-based oncologist. We hope you find this information useful and look forward to hearing from you.