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Army Public Health Center expert encourages Covid-19 vaccine [Video]

The recent death of former U.S. Secretary of State and retired Army Gen. Colin Powell of complications related to a COVID-19 breakthrough infection has led some to criticize the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations. Powell, who was 84 years old, was also immunocompromised due to multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that studies show can make the vaccine shots less effective.

“Saying ‘vaccines don’t work’ is like saying ‘seat belts don’t work’,” said Dr. John Ambrose, Army Public Health Center senior advisor for Clinical Public Health & Epidemiology. “Car accidents are a risk despite any individual’s best efforts. However, by wearing a seatbelt, an individual is far more likely to survive if in an accident.”

Ambrose says getting vaccinated is like wearing body armor.

“Vaccines strengthen the body’s immune response to a particular pathogen,” said Ambrose. “When the body’s immune system needs to fight pathogens, having a vaccine is like having body armor. I don’t know of a Soldier that would …

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Second-line CAR-T therapy in B-cell lymphoma [Video]

Peter M. Riedell, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, shares updates from the Phase III ZUMA-7 trial (NCT03391466) of the anti CD19 axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel), a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL). A superior event-free survival and overall survival were reported in the axi-cel arm and the findings corroborate with data from the Phase III TRANSFORM trial (NCT03575351), demonstrating the potential of CAR T-cell therapy as a second-line option for LBCL. This interview took place at the 63rd ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition congress in Atlanta, GA.

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Cancer And The Comeback | Follicular Lymphoma | Andy & Leah [Video]

Hi All!I'm Andy McAslan, and through this channel we'll be telling the story of my journey through cancer. I have a rare blood cancer called follicular lymphma, and me and my partner Leah will be documenting the highs and lows as two young people tackle this together. Welcome to the journey!

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Boy Fighting Leukemia Enjoys Hamburger Dinner With Santa In North Pole CBS Philly [Video]

A 7-year-old Woodland boy diagnosed with leukemia wished to meet Santa Claus and have a hamburger dinner at the North Poleand that wish was granted.

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Seneca Valley Football Teams Draws Inspiration From Athletic Director Diagnosed With Breast Cancer CBS Pittsburgh [Video]

Seneca Valley High School's football team is learning the greatest lessons in life this year.