Research flourishes despite the immense challenges of the pandemic.
A vast database of cancer genomics knowledge started by Washington University scientists has been named a Global Core Biodata Resource by the Global Biodata Coalition. Led by twin brothers Malachi Griffith, PhD, and Obi Griffith, PhD, both associate professors of medicine, the CIViC “knowledgebase” helps match genetic mutations driving a patient’s cancer growth with possible treatments that target those mutations.
A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals at least one cause of low white blood cell counts in patients treated for glioblastoma and demonstrates a potential treatment strategy that improves survival in mice. Shown are MRI scans of a patient with this type of brain tumor.
Findings could lead to new therapies, prevention strategies
Have you heard of “Our Community, Our Health-St. Louis”? Spearhead by the Institute for Public Health and the Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences in partnership with several St. Louis community-based organizations, it is a collaborative effort to provide COVID-19 primary and booster vaccinations to individuals in their own homes or neighborhoods.
National study shows cancer centers help patients stop smoking
From the Association of University Centers on Disabilities website
Outdated maps of disease-causing fungi may lead to delayed, missed diagnoses