• Flu vaccination shows modest efficacy among patients with cancer

    8 monthes ago - By Healio

    Patients with cancer and cancer survivors should receive seasonal influenza vaccination, although vaccination appeared somewhat less effective for patients with hematologic vs. solid tumor malignancies, according to results of a population-based study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.
    “Patients with cancer are at a high risk for mortality and morbidity from seasonal influenza... the benefits of influenza vaccination for are uncertain,” Phillip S. Blanchette, MD, MSc, oncologist in the division of oncology and department of medicine at University of
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