Learning Needs in Immune Thrombocytopenia

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a heterogeneous disorder that involves a shortage of platelets, or thrombocytes, and can result in excessive bruising or bleeding. Diagnosis and treatment are challenging due to the lack of specific diagnostic criteria and the widely varying clinical features: some patients remain asymptomatic, whereas others experience troublesome bruising or even life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage. The optimal management of ITP necessitates an individualized approach that...

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Hematology/Oncology Fellow Preferences: Continuing Medical Education (CME)

In order to identify the continuing medical education needs and preferences of hematology/oncology fellows, i3 Health administered a survey to participants at several live CME-certified visiting faculty meetings. i3 Health intends to use the results gathered from the survey in the planning and implementation of CME-certified activities. Of the 54 participants who completed surveys, 80% felt that they had adequate time for self-education activities during their fellowship program, compared with 2...

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Glasdegib Approved to Treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Recently, the FDA approved glasdegib (DaurismoÔ, Pfizer Labs) to be used in combination with low-dose cytarabine (LDAC) for newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in elderly patients or those ineligible to receive intensive induction chemotherapy. Richard Pazdur, MD, Director of the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence and Acting Director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, explained, "Intensive chemotherapy is usually used...

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