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Highlights from the Blood Cancer and BMT Program

Getting to the Root of Leukemia

Chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant are the standard-of-care for AML. Now the basic science from Jordan’s lab and the results from clinical trials in Pollyea’s and Smith’s patients are leading to a new paradigm for the treatment of AML.

Pollyea and Pietras earn endowed chairs

Cancer Center announces two newly endowed chairs: Daniel Pollyea, MD, recipient of the Robert H. Allen Endowed Chair in Hematology Research, and Eric Pietras, PhD, recipient of the Ceo Meador/George Ryland Scott Endowed Chair in Hematology Research.

91 percent response rate for venetoclax

Clinical trial results published in the journal Nature Medicine show 91 percent response rate to the combination of venetoclax with azacitidine in older adults newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Cancer hijacks the microbiome to glut itself on glucose

Cancer gets energy in the form of glucose. But how does it get this glucose? A recent study shows that leukemia undercuts the ability of normal cells to consume glucose, leaving more glucose available to feed its own growth.

Angelo D'Alessandro to become NBF Scholar

Angelo D’Alessandro, PhD, will be honored by receiving the title of National Blood Foundation Scholar next month for completing a study funded by an NBF early-career Scientific Research Grant in 2016.

Patients light the night to support blood cancer cures

Nathan Kissack figured he pulled a muscle while cutting hay for the cows on his ranch. Worried about his back, Kissack went to see a buddy who’s a chiropractor. The news was bad. An X-ray showed a large tumor right in the middle of Kissack’s chest.

UCHealth providers join forces to battle an elusive cancer foe

The multidisciplinary clinic targets cutaneous lymphoma, a difficult-to-diagnose cancer that attacks white blood cells and arises in the skin.

CAR-T immunotherapy at UCHealth brings ‘new lease on life’

In one of the most exciting developments in the fight against cancer, CAR-T immunotherapy delivers a remarkable respite from blood cancer.

Lindsey Lyle and Alex Hirose Publication--Iron Overload in Myelodysplastic Syndromes

LINDSEY LYLE, MS, PA-C, and ALEX HIROSE, MMS, PA-C publish​ Iron Overload in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Pathophysiology, Consequences, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Blood Disorders Center APPs Featured on SOM Site

Nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA) are an integral part of the BDC healthcare team caring for patients in the hospital, clinics and procedural settings.

Managing Adverse Events

Dwight C. Macero, MS, PA-C, discusses the role that advanced practice providers play in managing the side effects of hematologic treatments.

Understanding MPNs--Session Replays

​The recent myeloprolifative neoplasm (MPN) town meeting in partnership with Patient Power featured faculty and a well-informed patient panel sharing the latest news in treating and living well with MPNs.

Understanding MPNs--A Town Meeting for Patients, Care Partners and Families

We are excited to announce a town meeting on May 5th featuring MPN experts, clinicians and patient advocates. This free, educational event for MPN patients and care partners gathers specialists, devoted clinicians and patient advocates—all under one roof!

Latest Advances in Treating Blood Cancers

Division of Hematology faculty describe latest advances in treating blood cancers at the University of Colorado

MPN Hero Award

​Congratulations to our very own Lindsey Lyle, who received the MPN Hero Award for Commitment to the Individual at ASH on Friday, December 8th.