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Liz is Science Editor for Cancer Health, POZ, Hep and Real Health. She has been a health journalist and medical editor for more than 20 years, covering HIV, viral hepatitis, cancer and other health issues.
The antibody-drug conjugate extended survival by four months compared with chemotherapy.
People living with cancer are at higher risk for severe illness and death due to COVID-19.
Altering gut bacteria may help overcome resistance to checkpoint inhibitors in people with melanoma and other cancers.
More than 80% of lung cancer patients treated with the targeted therapy experienced remission or had stable disease.
Half of patients treated with Breyanzi experienced complete remission, and a majority of these responses were durable.
The coronavirus vaccines are safe and should be effective even for people with advanced cancer.
The new targeted therapy was approved for non-small-cell lung cancer with a specific MET mutation.
Hepatitis A and E usually resolve on their own, but hepatitis B and C can cause serious liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Another vaccine, from Novavax, was 89% effective in a U.K. trial, but both were less potent against the South African coronavirus mutation.
A slow vaccine rollout and the emergence of new coronavirus mutations threaten progress in reducing new cases and death.
Tests for circulating tumor DNA can help predict which patients are more likely to relapse.
Treatment with Tecentriq plus Avastin or with Keytruda alone delays disease progression and improves survival.
The pre-inauguration event on January 19 will be a national moment of unity and remembrance.
Long-lived memory immune cells continue to provide protection even after antibody levels drop.
The diabetes medication, alone or in combination regimens, led to improvements in NASH and fibrosis.
With the vaccine rollout going slowly, experts debate delayed second dose and other strategies.
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