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Convalescent plasma improved survival in COVID-19 patients with blood cancers

Feb. 5, 2021—Treatment with convalescent plasma vastly improved the survival rate of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 who also had hematologic malignances that compromise the immune system, according to new data released by the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19).

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HHS Secretary Azar visits VUMC

Sep. 17, 2020—U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited VUMC Tuesday, Sept. 15, to learn more about the Medical Center’s ongoing Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trial and the convalescent plasma trial.

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VUMC awarded $34 million to lead nationwide convalescent plasma study

Aug. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been awarded a one-year, $34-million grant by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health, to conduct a nationwide study of “convalescent plasma” as a treatment for COVID-19.

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