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BCG Vaccination and Cancer Risk: What’s the Link?

Bacillus Calmette Guérin (BCG) vaccination in childhood was associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer development in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, according to findings from a 60-year follow-up of a clinical trial.  The review analyzed a multicenter, randomized by alternation, placebo-controlled, single-blind clinical trial that was conducted from December 1935 to…

Lower doses and shorter treatment regimens have the potential to reduce both physical and financial

Infection Control and Prevention Strategies for Patients With Cancer

Infection control and prevention (ICP) strategies represent an integral part of care for patients with oncologic diseases. Although the relevant guidelines often include established practices such as hand hygiene, barrier isolation, control of air quality, prevention of device-related infections, and prophylactic antifungal and antibiotic use, there are currently no consensus recommendations pertaining to ICP strategies…

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