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People diagnosed with cancer over a year ago and those who were not on treatment did not have a higher risk of hospitalization or death.
Immunocompromised people ages 12 and older are also eligible for an additional shot.
Protecting the immunocompromised is not only a matter of health equity, it’s critical to ending the pandemic.
The woman’s leukemia is in remission and she remains free of detectable HIV more than a year after stopping antiretroviral treatment.
Studies evaluate the impact of COVID-19 infection, treatments and vaccination in this uniquely vulnerable population.
Kellie Smith, 52, lives in Austin with her husband and child. She has multiple myeloma.
Hospitals are filling up with COVID-19 patients and other medical conditions are going untreated.
Younger adults and stem cell transplant recipients are at highest risk for measles and mumps.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
Some people with blood cancers, however, may not be as well protected.
Rikako Ikee, who competed in the 2016 Olympics at age 16, was diagnosed with leukemia in early 2019, prompting a yearlong hiatus.
The coronavirus vaccines are safe and should be effective even for people with advanced cancer.
Researchers hope to combine gene editing with a less toxic stem cell transplant. Findings may apply to cancer and other illnesses.
Trying to mimic the “Berlin Patient” cure, researchers edited the CCR5 gene in the immune stem cells of a man with leukemia and HIV.
Scientists succeeded in editing the animals’ stem cells to resist an HIV-like virus and ultimately shrink their viral reservoir.
The short answer is yes. but the procedure isn’t suitable for everyone.
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