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Matt Ford, from Los Angeles, is the first patient to come forward to talk about his monkeypox diagnosis. He is pictured above with three spots due to the virus on his face

America’s first monkeypox patient to come forward is an actor from Los Angeles

The first American monkeypox patient to go public with his battle against the tropical virus has slammed health officials for a ‘lackluster’ job of testing for the virus, which has left many cases undiagnosed. Matt Ford, a self-employed actor who splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City, has spoken out to warn …

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James M, 35, has become the first British monkeypox patient to go public

Pictured: First monkeypox patient to go public is a gay HR manager from London

James M, 35, has become the first British monkeypox patient to go public The first British monkeypox patient to go public is an HR manager from London who caught the virus after being deported from Dubai for testing positive for HIV, MailOnline can reveal.  James M, 35, has spoken out after claiming that health chiefs …

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He Helped Cure the ‘London Patient’ of H.I.V. Then He Turned to Covid.

He Helped Cure the ‘London Patient’ of H.I.V. Then He Turned to Covid.

Visionaries is a limited series that looks at figures who are trying to transform the way we live. Ravindra Gupta had studied drug-resistant H.I.V. for more than a decade when he first encountered Adam Castillejo, who would become known as the “London patient,” the second person in the world to be cured of H.I.V. Dr. …

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A Cancer Trial's Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient

A Cancer Trial’s Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient

Sascha Roth, a runner who helps manage a family furniture store, in Bethesda, Md., on June 3, 2022, learned she had rectal cancer in 2019. A small study on rectal cancer results in remission in every patient. (Shuran Huang/The New York Times) It was a small trial, just 18 rectal cancer patients, every one of …

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Genetic data indicate at least two separate monkeypox outbreaks underway, suggesting wider spread

With the right molecular signal, a cancer drug works in every patient

Sascha Roth was in her late 30s and feeling great. Then she noticed some bleeding when she used the bathroom. She went to see a gastroenterologist, who diagnosed her with rectal cancer. Her doctor, she recalled, “was as shocked as I was.” A friend who had had colon cancer insisted Roth see her surgeon at …

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A Cancer Trial’s Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient

A Cancer Trial’s Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient

It was a small trial, just 18 rectal cancer patients, every one of whom took the same drug. But the results were astonishing. The cancer vanished in every single patient, undetectable by physical exam, endoscopy, PET scans or M.R.I. scans. Dr. Luis A. Diaz Jr. of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, an author of a …

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Experimental gene therapy appears to have helped one patient with advanced pancreatic cancer

Experimental gene therapy appears to have helped one patient with advanced pancreatic cancer

An experimental treatment appears to have been successful in halting the progression of one woman’s advanced pancreatic cancer, doctors reported Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The apparent success of the therapy — which involves tweaking the genes of immune cells so that they attack tumor cells — could be a major step forward in the …

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Doctors only decided to test the patient in Massachusetts for monkeypox after blisters emerged on their skin with an indentation in the middle. (This is a stock image of the symptoms, and does not show the patient)

Monkeypox patient in Massachusetts suffered fluid-filled blisters on scalp, palms and feet

America’s first monkeypox patient this year had ‘smallpox-like’ fluid-filled blisters erupting on his scalp, palms and soles of his feet, doctors say. The man — who has not been named — was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital on May 12 with a fever and rash after antibiotics failed to stave off his illness. Doctors initially …

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