ASH Clinical News March 2015

High-Cost and High-Value: Are Expensive Cancer Drugs Worth it? ... p. 18 Your source for worldwide news and perspectives on hematology/oncology march 2015 volume 01 | number 03 CONTENTS 5… Editor's Corner A Few of My Least Favorite Things Defending 9… Pulling Back the Curtain Beverly Mitchell on Knowing Your Passion Your 11… Hematology Link Managing High Blood Pressure B:10.75” 14… Advanced Practice Perspectives Caregivers and Chronic Disease 39… How I Teach Alison Loren on Mentoring 50… PASHions T:10.5” S:10” Coming s Guy Young: Hematologist, Novelist DEPARTMENTS 5 UP FRONT 15 CLINICAL NEWS 8 TRAINING AND EDUCATION 3 43 FEATURES Spleen Can Rituximab Replace Splenectomy for ITP Patients? n Available Spring 2015 50 BACK OF THE BOOK Novo Nordisk Inc., 800 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536 U.S.A. Novoeight® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk Health Care AG. © 2015 Novo Nordisk All rights reserved. 0215-00025465-1 March 2015 Latest & Greatest: Drug and Device News ... 15 Literature Scan: New & Noteworthy Research ... 24 Patient Education: What is Multiple Myeloma?... 41