Immune system recovery after treatment for cancer

Deborah B. Aquino, Victor M. Aquino, M. Qasim Ansari

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Impairment of immunity after treatment for cancer occurs with increasing frequency due to the use of more intense chemotherapeutic regimens and bone marrow transplantation. While most aspects of immune competence recover promptly following cessation of treatment, long-term clinically significant deficiencies remain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-196
Number of pages7
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999



  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunosuppression
  • Infection
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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Aquino, D. B., Aquino, V. M., & Ansari, M. Q. (1999). Immune system recovery after treatment for cancer. Infections in Medicine, 16(3), 190-196.