After completing this course, the reader will be able to:
- Cite the primary concerns of oncologists regarding influenza vaccination for their cancer patients.
- Describe research showing that cancer patients, whether taking myelosuppressive chemotherapy or not, are able to generate an immune response to the H1N1 vaccine similar to that of healthy controls.
This article is available for continuing medical education credit at CME.TheOncologist.com
Keywords: Immune response, Vaccination, H1N1, Myelosuppression, Immunosuppression