Category: COVID-19

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Melanoma clinic goes virtual for pandemic

Posted by Alberto Pappo, MD | May 3, 2021

Creating the St. Jude Melanoma Clinic not only provides enhanced multidisciplinary evaluation and care, but also opportunities for families to share their experience, attend educational sessions and enroll on a registry and tissue bank for research.

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Advocating globally for a COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by Miguela Caniza, MD, MPH | Apr 30, 2021

It’s essential to provide an accurate, science-based website for vaccine information. The St. Jude Global COVID-19 Working Group plans to provide accurate COVID-19 information, including answering questions and providing vaccine news as it emerges.

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Five things to know about COVID vaccines

Posted by Paul Thomas, PhD | Apr 5, 2021

No matter what kind of COVID vaccine someone receives, your immune system is primed to fight the virus. Here are 5 things you need to know.

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Cancer care during a pandemic: What we learned prepares us for the next emergency

Cancer care during a pandemic: What we learned prepares us for the next emergency

Posted by Dylan Graetz, MD, MPH | Apr 2, 2021

The pandemic exposed shortcomings in health care. But this study revealed more than expected in this type of children’s treatment.

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Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, is director of the St. Jude Hospitalist Medicine Program, which provides patients with around-the-clock care when their primary St. Jude oncologists are not available.

In the hospital of the future, hospitalists will have ‘day jobs’

Posted by Gary Bridgman | Mar 18, 2021

Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, and her Hospitalist Program team provide patients with around-the-clock care when their primary oncologists are not available. At St. Jude, this relatively new field has transformed from a staffing solution into a rewarding faculty-track program.

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What a virologist says about controlling a pandemic

What a virologist says about controlling a pandemic

Posted by Richard Webby, PhD | Feb 19, 2021

New Zealand's methods for controlling a pandemic not only also virtually stopped the flu, it gave insights to controlling future pandemics.

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COVID-19 vaccine FAQ: Infectious disease and virus experts weigh in

COVID-19 vaccine FAQ: Infectious disease and virus experts weigh in

Posted by Diego R. Hijano, MD, MSc | Feb 17, 2021

Just how effective are COVID vaccines? Should you get one? A virologist and an infectious diseases physician have answers to those questions and more.

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St. Jude honors infectious diseases physicians who helped coordinate pandemic response

St. Jude honors infectious diseases physicians who helped coordinate pandemic response

Posted by Diego R. Hijano, MD, MSc | Feb 11, 2021

These two physicians coordinated a hospital’s pandemic response over the course of a year. Read about them.

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COVID-19 prevention is essential for bone marrow transplant patients

COVID-19 prevention is essential for bone marrow transplant patients

Posted by Mary Powers | Feb 9, 2021

Research points to bone marrow transplant patients having the highest risk for severe complications from a COVID infection. Here’s what that means.

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St. Jude nurse anesthetists celebrate CRNA Week

CRNA Week celebrates the nurse anesthetists who are always there, for every heartbeat

Posted by Gary Bridgman | Jan 26, 2021

These advanced practice providers combine the science of pediatric anesthesiology with the compassion of nursing to ensure safe anesthesia.

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