Jami Fukui , MD , Christa Braun-Inglis , MS , APRN , FNP-BC , AOCN , Ian Pagano , PhD , and Jared Acoba , MD , conducted a study to assess the perceptions of telehealth visits among multiracial cancer populations during the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic . Of the 212 survey respondents , Asians , Native Hawaiians , and Pacific Islanders were less likely to desire future telehealth visits compared to Whites – Future Oncology ( June 2021 ).
Lang Wu , PhD , conducted a study to identify possible causal genes for COVID-19 severity to improve the understanding of molecular targets for COVID-19 and help guide more effective repurposed pharmaceutical treatments for patients – Genetics in Medicine ( June 2021 ).
Loïc Le Marchand , MD , PhD , and Lynne Wilkens , PhD , conducted an analysis of over two million participants examining race , ethnicity , community-level socioeconomic factors , and risk of COVID-19 in the United States and the United Kingdom . Their findings affirmed that social determinants of health affect disproportionately higher COVID-19 risk among racial and ethnic minorities – EClinicalMedicine ( July 2021 ).
Michele Carbone , MD , PhD , offered possible explanations for the delayed positive Polymerase Chain Reaction ( PCR ) test results for COVID-19 by presenting a case study of a patient with underlying health conditions – BMC Pulmonary Medicine ( August 2021 ).
Randall Holcombe , MD , MBA , and Izumi Okado , PhD , studied the impact of COVID-19 on cancer screening with an underlying concern that it may lead to excess cancer-related death over the next decade . The pandemic affected breast and colorectal cancer screenings more significantly than cervical cancer screening , especially among rural populations and Native Hawaiians – Journal of Clinical Oncology ( October 2021 ).