Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine in Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

JAMA Oncology

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What The Study Did: The SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) vaccine appeared to be safe and achieve satisfactory serologic status in patients with cancer. While there was a lag in antibody production compared with the rate in the noncancer control group, seroconversion occurred in most patients after the second dose.

Authors: Irit Ben-Aharon, M.D., Ph.D., of the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.2675)

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