Hematology Clinical Trials
Hematology clinical trials focus on ways to better diagnose and treat blood disorders such as iron deficiency anemia, hemophilia, lymphoma, and leukemia. Leukemia is cancer in the blood that occurs when there is an abnormal growth of white blood cells. Hematology clinical trials today also often study different types of cancer and chemotherapy.
Additionally they might look at issues having to do with the production of blood and its components, blood clotting and coagulation. Blood clots, internal bleeding or not being able to stop bleeding can all lead to serious issues such as stroke, heart problems and even potentially death. If you have been diagnosed with a blood disorder and are interested in participating in a hematology clinical trial you may qualify.
What is Hematology?
Hematology is a branch of internal medicine that studies blood and blood diseases. This includes the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of blood diseases. Hematologists are doctors who study hematology and they also often study oncology, the study of cancer and tumors. Hematologists look at blood and bone marrow to diagnose diseases of the blood. Common diseases they might deal with include iron deficiency anemia, hemophilia, lymphoma, and leukemia.
Hematology is also the field of medicine that deals with blood transfusions and running blood banks. In research hematology focuses on blood, red blood cells, the reticuloendothelial system, and the lymphatic system. Common treatments used in the field of hematology include changes in diet, medicine, anticoagulation therapy, blood transfusions, and chemotherapy.