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Black patients with cancer face worse COVID outcomes: study

Mar. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have found that Black patients with cancer experienced significantly worse outcomes after COVID-19 diagnosis than non-Hispanic white cancer patients.

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Clinical score can guide PRRT therapy decisions for neuroendocrine tumors

Jan. 19, 2022—A clinical score system developed by researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) has been validated that can guide peptide receptor radionuclide therapy treatment decisions.

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Two VUMC papers named among genomic medicine’s top 10

Dec. 16, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers wrote two of the “top 10” papers representing key advances in genomic medicine published between September 2020 and August 2021.

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Surveys show VUMC patients value immediate online access to test results

Dec. 2, 2021—  by Paul Govern Vanderbilt University Medical Center patients are overwhelmingly in favor of having immediate electronic access to their clinical test results, recent surveys show. A federal rule in effect since April 5 was designed in part to ensure that patients are given electronic access to their health information upon their request and at no cost, including, with very few exceptions,...

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Shifts in neuroendocrine cancer clinical trial design

Nov. 2, 2021—Clinical trials that focus on specific types of neuroendocrine neoplasms — heterogeneous tumors that can occur anywhere in the body — will be more likely to enhance drug development for these tumors, Vanderbilt physicians assert.

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Obese children, young adults at higher risk for thyroid cancer

Aug. 26, 2021—Children and young adults who are obese are at greater risk for malignant thyroid nodules, according to new study from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Probing statin-associated diseases with genetics

Jul. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers used genetics tools and biobanks with linked electronic health records to explore the associations between statins and noncardiovascular diseases.

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Treating metastatic prostate cancer

Jun. 22, 2021—An indirect comparative effectiveness study using published data suggests that the targeted therapy olaparib should be re-evaluated for treating metastatic prostate cancer.

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COVID-19 complication underdiagnosed

Jun. 17, 2021—A mysterious inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 infection and first identified in children also occurs in adults, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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‘Secret shopper’ study sheds light on barriers to opioid treatment for women

Jun. 3, 2021—After a 2020 Vanderbilt University Medical Center study showed women have a difficult time accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), investigators analyzed comments received from the study’s participants to further shed light on barriers to care, which included everything from long on-hold times to difficult interactions with clinic receptionists during phone calls seeking appointments.

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Artificial intelligence calculates suicide attempt risk at VUMC

Mar. 15, 2021—A machine learning algorithm that predicts suicide attempt recently underwent a prospective trial at the institution where it was developed, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Functional seizures associated with stroke, psychiatric disorders in electronic health records study

Jan. 7, 2021—In a large-scale study of electronic health records, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them.

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