The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.
CDC informs staff of reorganization after pandemic criticisms
This agency reorganization comes months after CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said her agency “did not reliably meet expectations” during the COVID-19 pandemic and would be undergoing an overhaul as a result. Source: The Hill
DNA from blood samples could help early cancer detection, Wisconsin researchers say
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison analyzed fragments of DNA floating outside of cells in plasma samples to test for markers of cancer. The researchers accurately distinguished between cancer patients and healthy individuals 91 percent of the time. Source: WPR
FDA considers major shift in COVID vaccine strategy
The goal is to simplify vaccination against COVID and perhaps adopt an approach similar that used for the flu vaccine, with annual updates to match whatever strain of the virus is circulating. Source: NPR