Sanft named Chief Patient Experience Officer at Smilow Cancer Hospital
Tara Sanft, M.D., associate professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and Director of the Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH) Survivorship Clinic, has been appointed the inaugural Chief Patient Experience Officer at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and SCH at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Low vaccination rate and deadly medical mistake led to Samoa measles outbreak: health experts
Samoa's measles outbreak rages on, with the ministry of health reporting 32 deaths as of Tuesday, almost all of which have been among children aged 4 and younger. The island nation of fewer than 200,000 has tallied 2,427 measles cases in the outbreak thus far, with more than 10% of those recently reported over a single 24-hour period, according to the ministry of health.
New Faculty Friday: Yasmmyn Salinas, genetic epidemiologist, obesity specialist, social entrepreneur
Today we spotlight, Yasmmyn Salinas, assistant professor in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Salinas has a Ph.D. (2019) and an M.P.H. (2014) in public health chronic disease epidemiology from YSPH. She has a B.S. in molecular cellular and developmental biology from Yale University (2010). Salinas did her postdoctoral training in Associate Professor Andrew DeWan’s lab at YSPH and she is a former McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow.
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Provides no Benefit for Stage Zero Breast Cancer, Yale School of Public Health Study Finds
Older women with a very early, non-invasive breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), gain no long-term benefit from undergoing a sentinel lymph node biopsy to see if the cancer has spread, new research by the Yale School of Public Health has found.
Regulatory Approvals and the Future of Cancer Care With Vincent DeVita
Vincent DeVita, MD, professor of medicine at Yale Cancer Center and former president of ACS, debates with Chadi some of the ideas laid out in his book, "The Death of Cancer," most notably the utility of randomized controlled trials in regulatory approvals.