Finding COVID-19 Information

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Organizations across the globe have put together resources for finding and accessing information about COVID-19. Here is a growing list:

ASCO Coronavirus Resources
Information for cancer patients and physicians from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

CDC COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Research Guide
A guide to articles, search strategies, statistics, and websites on COVID-19.

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service
A selection of clinical questions answered using the highest level evidence available.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—For Beginners to Experts
A University of British Columbia resource compiling international resources, database search strategies, and other information.

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)
A free resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses.

LitCovid
A curated literature hub of COVID-19 articles in PubMed, from the National Library of Medicine.

Public Health England
A collection of open-access resources compiled by the PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team.

WHO: Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
A WHO database of the latest COVID-19 findings.

Journals and Publishers

Journals and publishers are offering portals to their COVID-19 content, some free to all and some available via the Library through remote access:

CellPress
Cochrane
BMJ Best Practice
Elsevier
The Lancet
The New England Journal of Medicine
Springer
Wiley

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Shorter MRIs More Effective than 3D Mammography, Study Indicates

Dr. Christopher Comstock

Dr Christopher Comstock. Photo by Ethan Kavet.

Anyone who has undergone a breast MRI knows that the procedure can be lengthy, expensive, and uncomfortable. A new study in JAMA from the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, lead by MSK’s Dr. Christopher Comstock, indicates there may be an effective alternative.

Researchers from 48 institutions compared 10-minute breast MRI exams to 3D mammography in a multi-center study of nearly 1,500 women with dense breasts. The abbreviated MRI found invasive cancers in 17 women and non-invasive cancer in 5 women. 3D mammography found invasive cancers in 7 women and non-invasive cancer 2 women.

In an interview with NPR, Dr. Comstock said that an MRI that takes a third of the time as normal could cut down the cost significantly. But more research is needed before it becomes a standard practice.

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DiagnosticImaging.com
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Looking Back at Drug Discovery Success

MSK’s Dr. Charles Sawyers recently won the inaugural STAT Biomedical Innovation Award. Earlier this month, STAT published a video of an interview with Sawyers, during which he discusses stories behind his groundbreaking work and his hopes for the future of cancer treatment.

Dr. Sawyers is MSK’s Chair of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program. Learn more about his discoveries of targeted cancer therapies in this MSK feature.