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A University of Cincinnati researcher finds cancer patients undergoing a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy one to three months before a COVID-19 diagnosis have a greater risk of death than patients who haven't undergone cancer treatment in the past year.

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Updated Aug. 26 at 4:50 p.m.

The University of Cincinnati and UC Health report the first dose in its clinical trial of a possible COVID-19 vaccine has been administered. The first dose in the Moderna mRNA-1273 study in the Cincinnati area was administered by New Horizons Clinical Research in Blue Ash in July.

Greater Cincinnati hospitals have lost millions during the pandemic and through a series of steps are trying to get back in the black.

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Seconds count in stroke treatment so beginning Tuesday UC Health will have a new resource to get patients the help they need.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with UC Health researchers Dr. Aaron Grossman, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitative Medicine and a UC Health physician; and Dr. Matthew Smith, a neuro-critical care fellow and UC Health physician; about their just-completed report that offers guidelines for providing lifesaving treatment to stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Dr. Evaline Alessandrini, the chief medial officer of UC Health, about the process of resuming elective surgeries and other procedures that were halted during the pandemic more than a month ago and the new COVID-19 testing capabilities that are now in place.

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Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) helped surmount bureaucratic and political obstacles to help UC Heath get a critical piece of testing equipment for their laboratory that would expand testing for the novel coronavirus.

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Ohio has a shortage of tests and the ability to test for COVID-19. Southwest Ohio is particularly lacking in ability to diagnose patients. Sen. Rob Portman and UC Health say help is on the way.

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Updated Friday, 10:00 a.m.

On Tuesday, UC Health began offering drive-thru screening and testing for COVID-19, but only with a doctor's referral. On Wednesday, the hospital issued a statement announcing it would limit drive-thru testing to the "most urgent and critical needs."

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Research shows South Asians are four times more likely to develop heart disease than the rest of the population. One University of Cincinnati scientist is moving beyond genetics to talk about risk and prevention.

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UC Health will spend $221 million to remodel and update its Clifton facilities. The five-year plan will extend across the 14-acre campus.

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UC Health says it is investigating an email phishing incident that may have compromised some patient information.

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A promising new cancer drug developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and manufactured by Bexion Pharmaceuticals in Covington will soon be tested on children. BXQ-350 is already showing signs it's working on adults who have brain and gastrointestinal tumors.

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"All of Uptown could be called an innovation district, because of all the research that goes on here," says Uptown Consortium CEO Beth Robinson. Maybe so, but construction for the defined project will soon be underway.

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The University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) performed 303 organ transplants in nearly 300 surgeries last year, setting a new record.

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A study comparing the effectiveness of 3D versus 2D mammography is enrolling participants in Greater Cincinnati.

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A UC Health cardiologist is studying whether the Orthodox Jewish practice of wearing tefillin, a tight leather band strapped around the arm and worn during 30 minutes of daily prayer, can protect against heart damage. A pilot study suggests it might.

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Some lung cancer nodules are very small and undetectable until they grow larger, and that can signal a poor prognosis for the patient. Even if they are discovered at an early stage, finding them during surgery can be challening. But UC Health is seeing success detecting and marking the nodules with a procedure using radioactive material and a special probe that acts as a Geiger counter.

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The American Cancer Society estimates 65,340 new cases of kidney cancer (42,680 in men and 22,660 in women) will occur this year. About 14,970 people (10,010 men and 4,960 women) will die from the disease. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women.

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A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows diseases transmitted through the bites of ticks, mosquitoes and fleas are a "growing public health problem" in the United States, with reported cases of what are called vector-borne diseases more than tripling nationwide since 2004.   

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