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Humoral and cellular responses to mRNA-based COVID-19 booster vaccinations in patients with solid neoplasms under active treatment.

Journal Paper/Review - Aug 24, 2022

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Su E, S Fischer, R Demmer-Steingruber, Nigg S, Güsewell S, Albrich W, Rothermundt C, Silzle T, Kahlert C. Humoral and cellular responses to mRNA-based COVID-19 booster vaccinations in patients with solid neoplasms under active treatment. ESMO Open 2022; 7:100587.
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Journal Paper/Review (English)
Journal
ESMO Open 2022; 7
Publication Date
Aug 24, 2022
Issn Electronic
2059-7029
Pages
100587
Brief description/objective

Patients with cancer are at high risk for severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Knowledge regarding the efficacy of the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines in actively treated cancer patients is limited as they had been excluded from the pivotal studies of these vaccines. We evaluated humoral and cellular immune responses in cancer patients after double vaccination and a booster dose and identified disease- and treatment-related factors associated with a reduced immune response. We also documented the number and outcome of breakthrough infections.