COVID-19 Vaccines ARE Effective in Cancer Patients

Balazs Halmos, M.D., and Amit Verma, M.B.B.S., comment on their study that finds patients with cancer developed antibodies to COVID-19 after vaccination. Dr. Halmos is director of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program at Montefiore and professor of medicine at Einstein; Dr. Verma is associate director of translational science at the Albert Einstein Cancer Center and director of the division of hemato-oncology at Montefiore.


More Evidence Firefighters Risk Cancer from 9/11 Exposure

A study by David Prezant, M.D., Amit Verma, M.B.B.S., and others finds that firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster site face an increased risk for a blood cancer precursor. Dr. Prezant is professor of medicine at Einstein, a pulmonary disease specialist at Montefiore and chief medical officer of the FDNY; Dr. Verma is professor of medicine at Einstein and director of hematologic malignancies at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

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