Reporter March 19 2021
COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium study highlights racial disparities, increased mortality for patients facing dual diagnoses
Mar. 19, 2021—The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) published new findings in the Annals of Oncology showing heightened mortality and racial disparities for patients with cancer diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Mar. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting volunteers for a randomized controlled phase 2 clinical trial to help determine the prevalence of systemic allergic reactions (SARS) to the two-dose COVID-19 mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
Mar. 18, 2021—Seven-year-old Tinsley Bellar loves to dance — her mother describes it as TikTok dancing with cheerleader moves. She also loves to run. She completed her school’s fun run last year with the whole school cheering her on.
Mar. 18, 2021—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has formally recommended two changes that will nearly double the number of people eligible for lung cancer screening by lowering the age from 55 to 50 and reducing the number of smoking history pack years from 30 to 20.
Mar. 18, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is participating in a trial for a device that could revolutionize the way patients are treated for atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib.)
Mar. 18, 2021—The Department of Ortho-paedic Surgery has collaborated with Force Therapeutics, an episode-based digital care platform, to offer virtual physical therapy (PT) to patients recovering from surgery. This is an essential option during the pandemic when many patients are limiting their exposure to others.
Mar. 18, 2021—The Vanderbilt Orthopaedics team at Mt. Juliet has been named best in orthopaedics by The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet for the fourth year in a row.
Mar. 18, 2021—Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, is one of two inaugural recipients of the EGFR Resisters/LUNGevity Lung Cancer Research Award.