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  • Genetic variant linked with increased risk of anthracycline-related cardiomyopathy
    Jan 09, 2023
    Childhood cancer survivors with two genetic variations on the ROBO2 gene and who were treated with high doses of anthracycline treatment have a higher risk of developing cardiomyopathy.
  • Financial burdens exacerbated by COVID-19 affect health outcomes in BMT survivors
    Dec 07, 2022
    The study suggests that BMT survivors were more likely to be unable to afford basic necessities, and to defer medical care, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In-person UAB commencement set for Bartow Arena on April 29, 30
    Apr 25, 2022
    More than 2,600 students will graduate from UAB this spring. Approximately 1,600 students will walk in one of the university’s three ceremonies.
  • Study provides ‘critical information’ for treating childhood cancer patients with COVID
    Nov 18, 2021
    The largest registry of U.S. children with cancer who were diagnosed with COVID-19 found an increased risk of having severe infection and having their cancer therapy modified because of COVID, underscoring the urgency of vaccinations for these children, the authors say.
  • Study first to demonstrate that HPV vaccines are safe and generate protective antibody levels in young cancer survivors
    Nov 09, 2021
    Young cancer survivors are at higher risk of developing subsequent HPV-related cancers than the general population, but less likely to receive the HPV vaccine. Findings from the first clinical trial of its kind support making HPV vaccination a routine part of oncologic care for all young cancer survivors, researchers say.
  • Life expectancy, outcomes improving after BMT but still behind general population, study finds
    Oct 05, 2021
    Blood and marrow transplantation strategies have changed significantly over the past four decades; but recipients still experience excess mortality that translates into 8.7 years of life lost, according to researchers in UAB’s Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship.
  • $100 million in contributions to transform UAB School of Medicine
    Sep 28, 2021
    Record $95 million Heersink lead gift to advance strategic growth and biomedical innovation.
  • How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer? Largest U.S. study shares first results
    Jun 09, 2021
    New findings include a significant increase in risk of death among patients who had recently had chemotherapy.
  • BMT survivor study finds significant breast cancer risk in young women who received total body irradiation
    Jul 31, 2020
    Women who had total body irradiation to prepare for blood or marrow transplantation before age 30 had a 4.5-fold increase in their risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
  • Genes may predict cancer patients at highest risk of chemo brain after BMT
    Mar 10, 2020
    In the first study of its kind, researchers identified genetic factors that can lead to a decrease in cognitive ability after a blood or bone marrow transplant.
  • Study: Sociodemographic disparities impact intensity of end-of-life care in children with complex chronic conditions
    Apr 10, 2019
    Findings indicated that sociodemographic disparities play a factor in whether all children are receiving high-quality and/or end-of-life care consistent with their goals.
  • Bhatia receives Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute
    Oct 25, 2018
    National Cancer Institute award gives a UAB researcher the opportunity to develop programs that battle the long-term effects of treating childhood cancer.