Gene Therapy Alleviates Transfusion Burden in Beta-Thalassemia Your source for worldwide news and perspectives on hematology/oncology june 2018 volume 04 | number 07 CONTENTS Editor’s Corner Mikkael Sekeres Bursts Our Bubbles Pulling Back the Curtain Kathy High: From Bookbinding to Gene Therapy Notes From the Hill The Politics of Banning Toxic Chemicals Written in Blood Pevonedistat Plus Azacitidine in AML Literature Scan Pharma Funding Sways Prescribing Patterns CLARITY on PARITY Do new equal access laws mean all anti- cancer drugs will be equally affordable – or equally expensive? You Make the Call Determining Bleeding Risk for Spinal Surgery DEPARTMENTS 8 UP FRONT 17 CLINICAL NEWS 32 TRAINING AND EDUCATION 33 FEATURES 36 BACK OF THE BOOK The Society Pages: Recent Promotions and Transitions Latest & Greatest: New and Noteworthy Research Data Stream: Health-Care Facts and Figures