UAB doctors leading the way in treating pediatric cancer patients for COVID-19

UAB doctors lead the way in treating pediatric cancer patients for COVID-19

Updated: 8:25 AM CDT September 30, 2021

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RAH:SA THIS GIVES THEM INFORMATION THAT MADE THEM UP AS THEY LEARN WITH COVID-19. Dr. EMILY JOHNSTON AND DR. JULIA WOLFSON AT UAB TOOK LEAD AND CREATED THE PEDIATRIC COVID-19 CANCER CASE REPORT. AT THIS POINT OVER 1,200 PATIENTS HAVE THREE INFORMATION ENTERED THROUGH OVER ONE HUNDRED PEDIATRIC CANCER SITES IN THE COUNTRY. THIS REPORT WILL BE SENT EVERY TWO TO FOUR WEEKS. THAT INFORMATION HELPS PHYSICIANS DECIDE HOW CANCER TREATMENTS SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT IT ALSO HELPS THE DISCUSSION ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES. >> DO YOU HAVE THE DATA ABOUT, YOU KNOW, ONE TO THREE CHILDREN ARE ADMITTED INTO THE HOSPITAL ANDNE O IN 10 IS IN THE ICU LIKE TSEHO ARE GOOD NUMBERS — NOT GOOD NUMBERS. SO I THINK HAVING THAT INFORMATION IS REALLY HELPFUL TO ME WHEN I HAVE TALKED WITH FAMILIES ABOUT VACCINATION FOR THEIR CHILD AND FOR THEMSELVES. >> TO USE THIS RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE OBJECTIVES OESF HELPS OUR COLLEAGUES AND HAS PATIENTS IN REAL TIME AND MORE A PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGE IS REALLY IMPORTANT 14:18. SAH:RA WHEN THIS REPORT FIRST BEGAN, THERE WAS NO FUNDING FOR IT. IT WAS JUST DOCTORS WHO ARE ON THEIR TIME VOLUNTEERS TO HELP TAKE THIS OFF THE GROUND AND GET THIS INFORMATION TO THE PEDIATRIC CANCER SITES. dr. WILSONND DR. A JOHNSON RECEIVES FUNDING. THEY CAN GET MORE DETAILS AND EXTEND THIS REPORT

UAB doctors lead the way in treating pediatric cancer patients for COVID-19

Updated: 8:25 AM CDT September 30, 2021

Two doctors from UAB are leading a report to track the impact of COVID-19 in children with cancer. Hear in the video above from Dr. Julie Wolfson and Dr. Emily Johnston on the Pediatric COVID-19 Cancer Case report.

Two doctors from UAB are leading a report to track the impact of COVID-19 in children with cancer.

Hear in the video above from Dr. Julie Wolfson and Dr. Emily Johnston on the Pediatric COVID-19 Cancer Case report.

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