Late diagnosis of breast cancer rises as NHS struggles in Covid crisis | Cancer

Soaring numbers of women are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, undermining their chances of survival, because of Covid’s disruption of NHS care, a charity has warned.The number of women being diagnosed with the disease at stage 4 is as much as 48% higher in some months than expected, with the pandemic to blame, says … Read more

Flu, cancer, HIV: after Covid success, what next for mRNA vaccines? | Medical research

It is one of the most remarkable success stories of the pandemic: the unproven technology that delivered the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines in record time, helping to turn the tide on Covid-19. The vaccines are based on mRNA, the molecule that instructs our cells to make specific proteins. By injecting synthetic mRNA, our cells are … Read more

Colin Powell’s Blood Cancer Made Him Vulnerable to Covid-19

Colin Powell's Blood Cancer Made Him Vulnerable to Covid-19

Colin L. Powell, whose immune system was weakened by treatment for multiple myeloma, died of complications of Covid-19 despite being “fully vaccinated,” his family said in a statement.Peggy Cifrino, Mr. Powell’s longtime aide, said that he had been successfully treated for multiple myeloma, a cancer of white blood cells in the bone marrow.The family’s statement … Read more