Oncology & Cancer

Evidence of familial genetic risk for colon cancer

Huntsman Cancer Institute researchers discovered people with a certain polyp syndrome and their first-degree relatives are at increased risk for colorectal cancer. In addition, people with certain colon lesions are also at ...

Vaccination

Increasing vaccine uptake among ethnic minorities

We have been struck by how COVID-19 has affected the health and wellbeing of ethnic minority groups disproportionately. Individuals from these communities are more likely to have severe disease requiring intensive care admission ...

Vaccination

Having difficult conversations: Addressing vaccine hesitancy

Regarding vaccine hesitancy towards the COVID-19 vaccine, about half the population is in the "movable middle." More specifically, 20% are skeptical and 30% are open but uncertain. They want to know that vaccines are safe ...

Vaccination

Doctor communication key to pandemic vaccine adoption

People who talk with their doctors are more likely to get vaccinated during a pandemic, according to a study of evidence collected during the "swine flu," the last pandemic to hit the U.S. before COVID-19.

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