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Shingrix, Zostavax show promise against herpes zoster in patients with cancer

12 days ago   |   By Healio

Both herpes zoster vaccines approved for use in the United States showed promise in preventing the disease in immunocompromised patients with malignancies, according to findings from two phase 3 trials published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
One trial showed that the adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine was likely to be beneficial in immunocompromised adult patients with hematological malignancies. The other demonstrated that the inactivated varicella zoster virus vaccine benefitted patients with solid tumor malignancies receiving
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