Association of postoperative #influenza vaccine on overall mortality in patients undergoing curative surgery for solid #tumors

Recent findings have found that the influenza vaccine induces changes in the immune system in favor of antiโ€tumor cytotoxicity. The aim in this study was to investigate if an influenza vaccine given in the postoperative period decreased overall and cancerโ€specific mortality in patients undergoing curative surgery for solid cancers. We conducted a registryโ€based national observational …

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Orthogonal SARS-#CoV-2 Serological Assays Enable Surveillance of Low Prevalence Communities and Reveal Durable Humoral Immunity

We conducted a serological study to define correlates of immunity against SARS-CoV-2. Relative to mild COVID-19 cases, individuals with severe disease exhibited elevated virus-neutralizing titers and antibodies against nucleocapsid (N) and the receptor binding domain (RBD) of spike protein. Age and sex played lesser roles. All cases, including asymptomatic individuals, seroconverted by 2 weeks post-PCR …

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