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    Promising Therapy For Patients With Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Natalie Grover, MD, assistant professor in the division of hematology and clinical director of the cell therapy program in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses her research on anti-CD30 CAR-T therapy for patients with relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma in a new video featured on the Oncology Learning Network. Following is an excerpt from the transcript: “CAR-T … Continued

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    G1 Therapeutics Announces Publication of Pooled Results from Pivotal Clinical Program of COSELA™ (trilaciclib) in Clinical Lung Cancer

    G1 Therapeutics, Inc., a commercial-stage oncology company, announced that the peer-reviewed journal of Clinical Lung Cancer published the final pooled results from three clinical trials of COSELA™ (trilaciclib) in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). “Cancer patients have two major sources of physical suffering – the cancer itself and the side effects of chemotherap … Continued

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    Sickbert-Bennett Discusses Research On Double Masks and New CDC Guidance On Masking Outdoors

    In an article published by, Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of infectious diseases, described mask combinations that were tested on volunteers, from a single cloth mask to folded surgical masks. The studies found that wearing a full coverage mask, such as a bandana or neck warmer over a surgical mask provided the best filtration. “This leads us to … Continued

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    Berkowitz Featured in Emergency Medicine News Article

    Seth Berkowitz, MD, assistant professor in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, was featured in the article “Food Insecurity Can Lead Straight to the ED,” a special report published in Emergency Medicine News. In the report he explains how the “emergency department is a powerful window into food insecurity because lacking food can worsen chronic health cond … Continued

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    You Can Work Out Before Your COVID Vaccine, But It Won’t Necessarily Boost Immune Response

    Sofija Volertas, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, was interviewed for a Pop Sugar article about working out before getting a vaccine. Volertas recognized that allergists don’t have a definitive answer for someone being 100 percent clear to work out pre-vaccine. But aside from the COVID-19 vaccine, there are some instance … Continued

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    Switching Shots: Health Experts Discuss Different Brands For COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

    With supply and demand a concern for COVID-19 vaccines in some communities, a WRAL news story asked the question: Is it safe to mix different brands of vaccines? Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently recommend staying consistent with the type of vaccine a patient receives, especially with the two-dose va … Continued

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    Gay Says It’s Early to Assume a COVID-19 Booster Will Be Needed, But Good to be Prepared

    It’s possible a COVID-19 vaccine booster will be necessary, just as it is with other vaccines. Moderna is readying for that next inoculation by the fall. But Cindy Gay, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of infectious diseases, says it’s too early to know if we’ll need it by then. “I think it’s just a little premature because we really don’t have the data yet to show th … Continued

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    Wohl Explains Why the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Should Be Returned to Use, and Offers Guidance On NC’s Reopening

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, explained the importance of returning the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to use in vaccinating patients worldwide. He appeared in a NewsNation interview, Friday, April 23, 2021. Watch the news report. In an ABC-11 news report, Wohl also expressed caution regarding Governor Cooper’s June 1 reopen … Continued

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    Combating Vaccine Hesitancy Among Gen Z As COVID Cases, Hospital Admissions Tick Up

    Young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 account for a growing share of new COVID-19 cases and patients in hospitals — even as surveys show that group with a higher rate of hesitancy for the vaccine. “Young people need to understand that even if they get COVID, they can be symptomatic for quite some time — it can change their life, at least in the near term, even if it doesn’t … Continued

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    Clinical Trials Research Is Natural Output of Care

    Research Comes to the Patient at UNC Eastowne. Patient-centered care respects and integrates the patient’s values, preferences and goals in care decisions and outcomes. To realize the promise of patient-centered healthcare, medicine leaders recognize that the patient perspective must be represented in research. Patient-centered outcomes research includes the design of study quest … Continued