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Genetic testing for hereditary breast, ovarian cancer risks now part of routine care at UF Health
Diane Biernacki had no idea what was lurking in her DNA. Then she did a genetic screening as part of a recent women’s health exam at University of Florida Health. The test uncovered a genetic mutation that increases her risk of developing breast cancer.
UF Health recently began offering genetic screenings to gynecology patients as part of their annual exams. The screenings are a way to identify patients who may have a heightened risk of breast and ovarian cancers. READ MORE
Having a single personal doctor may sometimes lead to unnecessary tests, UF study finds
Patient care by a single primary care physician is associated with many health benefits, including increased treatment adherence and decreased hospital admissions and mortality risk. But can the relationship built between doctor and patient also lead to unnecessary care? READ MORE
University of Florida Health, NVIDIA develop artificial intelligence model to hasten clinical trials
Researchers with the University of Florida’s academic health center — UF Health — announced today that they have collaborated with NVIDIA researchers to create GatorTron™, an artificial intelligence transformer natural language processing model intended to accelerate research and medical decision-making by extracting insights from massive volumes of clinical data with unprecedented speed and clarity. READ MORE
IPA Software for UFHCC Members
The Biostatistics & Quantitative Sciences (BQS) Shared Resource has a license for QIAGEIN Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) software for UF Health Cancer Center members. The QIAGEIN IPA is a widely used software to visualize and understand complex omics data and perform data analysis and interpretation.
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Contact: Ji-Hyun Lee
Recommendations for UF Cancer Clinicians using Telemedicine
UF Health Cancer Center members Carma Bylund, Ph.D., Martina Murphy, M.D., and Merry Jennifer Markham, M.D., FACP, FASCO, to help to improve communication via telemedicine between cancer patients and doctors. The corresponding flyer was developed as a part of this project and includes best communication practices, tips and tech to-dos.