So much cancer related news I don’t know where to start. ASH started on Friday and continues this week. ASH stands for “American Society of Hematology,” and the annual meeting rotates among a half dozen southern convention venues large enough close to 30,000 researchers, nurses, doctors and drug company staffers. This makes ASH the largest gathering of hematologists in the world.
This year’s meetings are in New Orleans. I’ve been covering the meetings on behalf of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), and doing some freelance writing here, too, making it the focus of my visit. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t kept my eyes open and ears to the ground, checking out a dozen or more newsworthy developments that are important to my fellow cancer survivors.
Many hematologists specialize in treating cancer. The majority of the data here involves blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and my type of bone marrow cancer, multiple myeloma. So there’s lots to report on, including several advances that could be life saving.
Watch for reports I will be posting from New Orleans starting Tuesday. Until then, feel good and keep smiling! Pat