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Plus, the vaccines “offer strong protection from severe COVID-19 for all variants” for cancer patients treated with immunotherapy.
A new study also finds that blood and prostate cancers saw higher rates of deaths due to COVID-19 complications.
Safety tips for the evolving pandemic. Plus: Which groups—such as those with cancer or HIV—are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications?
People with blood cancers or prostate cancer might be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 complications.
The ruling centered on PrEP as HIV prevention but could apply to cancer screenings and other services and drugs.
A pilot program allowed people with cancer, AIDS and other illnesses to receive hospice care without ending treatments for their conditions.
However, Black people and uninsured folks with cancer were not as likely to access care via telemedicine.
Cancer-related deaths climbed 3.2% from 2019 to 2020, the first year of COVID-19, a new report shows.
A study found that only 43% of clinical trials reported race and ethnicity. The FDA issued guidance to address these inequalities.
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.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network encourages second mRNA booster shot and offers COVID PrEP advice for people with cancer.
Novel therapies, improved technologies and a better understanding of the immune system could yield broad dividends.
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 CDC’s move triggered mixed feelings from the public and laid bare a split within the health care community.
Transplant recipients, people with advanced HIV and certain people with cancer or autoimmune diseases can get an additional vaccine dose.
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