University of Michigan recruiting subjects for study that showcases contaminant exposure
Over the years in Michigan, we’ve seen many situations where people have been exposed to contaminants in the environment that can harm their health. Now a statewide study is in the works to better understand the impact of that exposure.
U-M develops app that calculates risk of delaying cancer treatments during COVID-19
ANN ARBOR As overwhelmed healthcare systems across the country continue to grapple with COVID-19, thousands of cancer patients have had surgeries and other treatments postponed during the health crisis. Drawing on large, national cancer data sets, the OncCOVID app helps assess what risks a patient faces from receiving immediate treatment versus delayed treatment based on their individual characteristics. The app also takes into consideration the impact of COVID-19 on that individuals local community. But each time a cancer patient goes to the hospital to receive care, theyre also putting themselves at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. A series of factors may contribute to the decision by a care provider to recommend delaying or proceeding with cancer treatment, including their capacity to treat local cancer patients safely during the pandemic.