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AACR Establishes New Cancer Evolution Working Group
AACR Establishes New Cancer Evolution Working Group

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced the formation of its seventh and newest scientific working group, which will be dedicated to supporting cancer evolution research.

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Global Dementia Cases Forecasted To Triple By 2050

New analysis shows a decrease in prevalence due to education countered by increase due to heart health risk factors

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Blackburn, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Breast Cancer Screenings

U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2021, a bill to preserve coverage for routine breast cancer screening for women beginning at age 40.

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Alzheimer's Association Welcomes CMS Announcement of National Coverage Determination Analysis on Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

On behalf of all those living with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers, and their families, we appreciate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) thoughtful consideration on coverage considerations for monoclonal antibodies targeting amyloid for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, including aducanumab, which was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Expanding Evidence-Based Care for Dementia
Expanding Evidence-Based Care for Dementia

The Alzheimer's Association is on a mission to ensure care professionals have access to evidence-based training to ensure those with dementia receive quality care across all settings.

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Patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt First in World to Receive New Investigational Gene Editing Therapy
Patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt First in World to Receive New Investigational Gene Editing Therapy

A 9-year-old patient of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is the first in the world to receive an investigational gene editing therapy for Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA), a rare genetic disorder diagnosed at birth.

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VUMC Joins National Effort to Improve Disease Prediction in Diverse Populations
VUMC Joins National Effort to Improve Disease Prediction in Diverse Populations

Vanderbilt University Medical Center will participate in a new federal initiative aimed at improving the use of polygenic risk scores (PRS) to predict complex diseases in diverse populations.

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16th Annual SCALE Returns Live to Music City
16th Annual SCALE Returns Live to Music City

Music City SCALE returns to a live event in a new location.

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FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer's Drug
FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer's Drug

On June 7, the Food & Drug Administration approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) to treat Alzheimer's patients, making it the first new drug approval for a disease impacting more than six million Americans in almost 20 years.

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Battling ALS
Battling ALS

Researchers are one step closer to understanding science behind ALS.

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Alzheimer's Association Welcomes Revised Label For Aduhelm

The Alzheimer's Association is pleased with the announcement that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised the prescribing label for Aduhelm™ (aducanumab).

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Pediatricians See Spike In RSV Cases Urge Parents To Be On Lookout For Symptoms
Pediatricians See Spike In RSV Cases Urge Parents To Be On Lookout For Symptoms

While the prevalence of COVID-19 is declining in the United States, pediatricians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt warn parents not to let their guard down.

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AMA Announces New Effort Aimed at Standardizing Blood Pressure Measurement Training at Medical and Health Profession Schools Across the U.S.
AMA Announces New Effort Aimed at Standardizing Blood Pressure Measurement Training at Medical and Health Profession Schools Across the U.S.

New e-learning modules provide consistent, evidence-based BP measurement techniques for students at health care schools nationwide--addressing gaps in current training to improve national blood pressure control rates

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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Calls for Action to Get Cancer-Preventing HPV Vaccination Back on Track

A significant reduction in annual well visits and immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a vaccination gap among U.S. children and adolescents, especially with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for cancer prevention.

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Predicting Blood Clots Before They Happen in Pediatric Patients
Predicting Blood Clots Before They Happen in Pediatric Patients

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a study to determine the impact of a predictive model for identifying pediatric patients at risk for developing blood clots or venous thromboembolisms (VTEs).

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Tennessee Rare Disease Advisory Council to Inform TennCARE on Pharmaceutical Treatments
Tennessee Rare Disease Advisory Council to Inform TennCARE on Pharmaceutical Treatments

Council will advise and address impact of rare diseases on Tennesseans

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NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress
NCI Director Updates Cancer Progress

In April, NCI Director Ned Sharpless, MD, FAACR, addressed the AACR Annual Meeting to provide an update on where we stand in the fight against cancer.

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First-Year Data on TNPSQ Mental Health Screening Tool
First-Year Data on TNPSQ Mental Health Screening Tool

An anonymous online mental health screening tool for Tennessee health professionals saw higher-than-expected s in its first year.

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Acadia Healthcare CEO Discusses COVID & Mental Health
Acadia Healthcare CEO Discusses COVID & Mental Health

In the latest installment of the Nashville Health Care Council's Brass Tacks series, Acadia CEO Debbie Osteen discusses the toll COVID-19 has taken on mental health.

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VUSN Prepares to Pass the Torch
VUSN Prepares to Pass the Torch

VUSN Dean Linda Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN, prepares to hand over the reins to Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH.

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Nashville Institutions Expand Nursing Education, Opportunities
Nashville Institutions Expand Nursing Education, Opportunities

Area universities are offering more opportunities for training, advancement.

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Young mom gets new life thanks to Ascension Saint Thomas Heart care teams
Young mom gets new life thanks to Ascension Saint Thomas Heart care teams
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New & Noteworthy in Women's Health
New & Noteworthy in Women's Health
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TFA Affords Women Another Option to Treat Symptomatic Fibroids
TFA Affords Women Another Option to Treat Symptomatic Fibroids

For women with symptomatic fibroids, both living with the tumors and treating them require careful consideration. Now, the Sonata® System offers a minimally invasive, no incision option that preserves fertility and provides relief.

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