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How our research gave vaccine answers to people with blood cancer
As our QResearch project formally comes to a close, we look at how scientists were able to understand the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine for clinically extremely vulnerable people during the pandemic.
2nd Nov 2023
We're calling for UK wide guidance for healthcare staff on masks and testing
As we head into winter, and COVID rates rising, we want to help protect those with blood cancer. We’re calling for UK-wide guidance to be reintroduced asking healthcare staff, to wear masks in clinical settings.
16th Oct 2023
Paxlovid rebound: what we know
Paxlovid is the most commonly prescribed treatment for people with severe immunosuppression who test positive for covid-19. We look at the phenomenon called Paxlovid rebound and what it might mean for the future of Paxlovid treatment.
29th Nov 2022
Evusheld available in the UK to buy privately
Evusheld is available privately in the UK. Here’s what we know about how to access it.
20th Oct 2022
Evusheld – is it effective?
In this blog, we talk about what the latest research is telling us about how effective Evusheld is.
6th Jun 2022
Evusheld Covid antibody treatment - what you need to know
Find out more about the Covid antibody treatment Evusheld (formely AZD7442), which consists of two long-acting antibodies called tixagevumab and cilgavimab.
23rd Mar 2022
Our response to Evusheld – a treatment to prevent Covid for the immunosuppressed
While we welcome the news of a new Covid treatment for immunosuppressed people – called Evusheld – we call for the Government to urgently set out its approach on how it will use preventative treatments for them.
17th Mar 2022
Why are people with blood cancer invited for a 5th vaccine dose (second booster)?
People with blood cancer are now being offered a second covid vaccine booster (a 5th vaccine dose). Here's why.
16th Mar 2022
I've got leukaemia and caught Covid two weeks ago
Stephen Pollard, Editor at large for the Jewish Chronicle, lives with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and has spent the last couple of years trying to avoid Covid. But two weeks ago, he tested positive. We asked him to write about his experience.
15th Mar 2022
How our blood cancer and Covid survey has led to change
We’re writing this to update you on what our recent survey on blood cancer and Covid found, what has happened since, and the impact it made.
1st Mar 2022
“Alarming” racial inequality in third vaccine doses for the immunocompromised
New data has shown that take-up of the third vaccine dose among white British people is almost double that of some ethnic minorities. Here's our response.
31st Jan 2022
Latest Updates from the Vaccine Research Collaborative
Welcome to our live blog all about research looking at the effectiveness of the covid vaccines in people with blood cancer.
28th Jan 2022
Blood Cancer UK’s approach to in-person events
Our Chief Executive, Gemma Peters, explains our decision to hold in-person events again.
14th Jan 2022
Omicron variant and people with blood cancer
What can people with blood cancer and those around them do about the risk of Omicron?
17th Dec 2021
Why am I being invited for another Covid vaccine? - Third doses and boosters
Anyone who is immunocompromised, including anyone with blood cancer, is now eligible for a booster (fourth dose) of the Covid vaccine, to be given three months after their third primary dose. In this blog, we explain more.
30th Nov 2021
Antivirals and monoclonal antibodies – what’s the difference?
We’ve been hearing about new treatments that the UK have bought to tackle Covid. Some drugs have already been approved for use in the UK, some are yet to be – but the hope is that they will help those most at risk of severe Covid.
22nd Nov 2021
What should you do if you have blood cancer and cannot get a third Covid vaccine dose?
With many people reporting issues with the rollout of third doses of the vaccine, we’ve set out what you can do right now to try to get your third dose if you have not already been invited for it.
30th Sep 2021
Booster vaccines: How we helped make the research happen
Beating blood cancer isn't just about spending money on research, but bringing the right people together at the right time. In this blog, we explain how we helped make booster vaccine research happen and how we see ourselves as a convener of research as well as a funder.
25th Aug 2021
Five reasons for people with blood cancer to be hopeful about the Covid pandemic
We know that many of you are worried about Covid, which is we why we want you to know that with more research into vaccine efficacy, and with better treatments on the horizon, there are reasons for you to be optimistic about the future.
29th Jul 2021
What do covid antibody test results mean for people with blood cancer?
Many of our community have had an antibody test following their covid vaccine to understand what kind of response they’ve had. In this blog, we talk more about what antibody test results mean, what the evidence suggests is important in developing a response to vaccination and what other factors are important to think about.
7th Jun 2021