Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fraught history haunts Japan virus vaccine roll-out

A history of vaccine controversies in Japan may cast a long shadow over the coronavirus jab roll-out, experts warn, even as the country battles a severe third wave of infections.

Oncology & Cancer

Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy tied to cardiac event risk

(HealthDay)—Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment is associated with increased cardiac events among patients with lung cancer and malignant melanoma, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the European Heart ...

Vaccination

What we know about COVID-19 vaccines and side effects

The distribution of the first vaccines for the coronavirus has raised hopes that the end of the pandemic may be in sight, but it has also sparked some concern about side effects.

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists find one-two punch for preclinical cancer models

A one-two punch of changing gene expression, then deploying immune checkpoint inhibitors, shows promise in battling one of the most treatment-resistant types of cancer in preclinical models, according to a new publication ...

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