• National Comprehensive Cancer Network updates guidance on COVID-19 vaccination

    2 days ago - By Healio

    National Comprehensive Cancer Network has updated its recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination for patients with cancer.
    The revised guidance, available online at nccn.org/covid-19, includes information on bivalent vaccines and protection for children with cancer, according to an NCCN press release.
    “Our committee of leading experts meets frequently to examine all of the latest research and organizes it into a clear, one-stop source for people with cancer, their loved ones and their health teams,” Robert W. Carlson, MD, CEO of NCCN, said in the press release. “We've
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  • Favipiravir may improve severe COVID-19 recovery, ventilator-free survival in younger patients

    Favipiravir may improve severe COVID-19 recovery, ventilator-free survival in younger patients

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Treatment with oral favipiravir had a beneficial effect on recovery and mechanical ventilation-free survival among patients younger than 60 years who were hospitalized with COVID-19, researchers reported.
    Favipiravir is a pyrazine carboxamide-derived, nucleic acid analogue that targets the ribonucleic acid -dependent RNA polymerase utilized in viral RNA synthesis. Before the current PIONEER trial, favipiravir was being investigated in the U.S. and Japan for uncomplicated influenza, Christopher M. Orton, MD, consultant respiratory physician at Royal Brompton Hospital,
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  • What role does cross-reactive immunity play in the spread of a novel SARS-CoV-2 variant?

    What role does cross-reactive immunity play in the spread of a novel SARS-CoV-2 variant?

    2 days ago - By News Medical

    In a new study, researchers used mathematical modeling to examine the effect of cross-reactive immunity from previous infections on an emerging SARS-CoV-2 variant, and explored the probability of the novel variant causing widespread infection or fading out.
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  • What is the efficacy of the BCG vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infection?

    3 days ago - By News Medical

    In a new study, researchers assessed the ecological association suggesting the efficacy of bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccination against COVID-19.
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  • Israel rolls out new omicron-tailored COVID-19 vaccines

    3 days ago - By ABC News

    Israel has started administering doses of the new COVID-19 vaccine tailored to fight the highly infectious omicron variant
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  • Study explores the effect of age-associated B cells on COVID-19 vaccine-induced immunity

    3 days ago - By News Medical

    In a new study, a team of researchers explored the effect of immune checkpoint blockade -induced expansion of age-associated B cells on COVID-19 vaccine-derived humoral immunity in patients with cancer and inborn errors of immunity .
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