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Here’s who could be helped by new cancer drug — and when

In 2020, nearly 340,000 people died from rectal cancer. Now a new treatment giving hope for beating the disease—and maybe for other forms of cancer as well—could be available within a year. A recent trial, conducted by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June …

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Patient 4, a man treated for monkeypox in London in 2019, appeared to make a full recovery from the virus but suffered a post-sex relapse six weeks after being given the all-clear, testing positive for the virus 70-plus days after initially falling ill.  This chart tracks his PCR results for monkeypox using blood (red), throat swabs (green), urine (yellow), and lesions (black) over time.  It also shows how long he suffered from the initial monkeypox rash (dotted line)

One previous UK patient had monkeypox in body for 76 days

Monkeypox may be able to linger in the body for 10 weeks — even after the tell-tale rash has disappeared, scientists say. Experts don’t believe patients can be contagious for that length of time but say that remains the ‘big unanswered question’. The findings are from an analysis of the UK’s seven previous cases, which …

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