Leading cancer pioneer dies suddenly after a vaccination

Mar 2012
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Maybe an allergic reaction? So tragic.

Tributes have been paid to one of the world's leading oncologists, who has died at the age of 67.

Martin Gore was a professor at the Institute of Cancer Research and also worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital. The Duke of Cambridge once described him as an inspiration, and the Royal Marsden's chief executive said he had "inspired generations" of doctors. The cause of his death is not known. The Times reported he died suddenly following a yellow fever vaccination.

Prof Gore was an oncologist for more than 35 years, researching ovarian cancer, melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. He worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital for over 30 years and was made its medical director in 2006.

The Times said he had suffered total organ failure soon after having a yellow fever vaccination, although the cause of death has not been confirmed. The NHS recommends the yellow fever jab for people who are travelling to areas where the illness is found, including most of sub-Saharan Africa, most of South America, and parts of Central America and the Caribbean.

The NHS says there are some very rare side effects that can occur, including an allergic reaction and problems affecting the brain or organs.

Tributes after cancer expert dies
 

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Sep 2014
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Maybe an allergic reaction? So tragic.

Tributes have been paid to one of the world's leading oncologists, who has died at the age of 67.

Martin Gore was a professor at the Institute of Cancer Research and also worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital. The Duke of Cambridge once described him as an inspiration, and the Royal Marsden's chief executive said he had "inspired generations" of doctors. The cause of his death is not known. The Times reported he died suddenly following a yellow fever vaccination.

Prof Gore was an oncologist for more than 35 years, researching ovarian cancer, melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. He worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital for over 30 years and was made its medical director in 2006.

The Times said he had suffered total organ failure soon after having a yellow fever vaccination, although the cause of death has not been confirmed. The NHS recommends the yellow fever jab for people who are travelling to areas where the illness is found, including most of sub-Saharan Africa, most of South America, and parts of Central America and the Caribbean.

The NHS says there are some very rare side effects that can occur, including an allergic reaction and problems affecting the brain or organs.

Tributes after cancer expert dies
I used to manage a Travel Clinic when I first graduated from my nursing program. At the time, our clients included TRW, Eaton and several others. We had a lot of international travelers and many of them received the yellow fever vaccination. It is a mandatory vaccine for travelers going to at-risk areas for yellow fever. It is not only issued to protect the traveler, but you need to show proof to re-enter the US after visiting. The yellow fever vaccine is no joke and can have serious side effects and it is very expensive. We had a software program that tapped into the CDC where we could look for recommended vaccines for travelers. Africa and South America were the worst. Some of those travelers received over 12 vaccines at once. We also sold sterile needle kits with antibiotics.
 
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