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Infectious Complications of Cancer Therapy

  • Nasia Safdar
  • Christopher J. Crnich
  • Dennis G. Maki
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Abstract

Advances in the management of cancer, particularly the development of new chemotherapeutic agents, have greatly improved the survival and outcome of patients with hematologic malignancies and solid tumors; overall 5-year survival rates in cancer patients have improved from 39% in the 1960s to 60% in the 1990s.1 However, infection, caused by both the underlying malignancy and cancer chemotherapy, particularly myelosuppressive chemotherapy, remains a persistent challenge.

Keywords

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Clin Infect Invasive Aspergillosis Invasive Fungal Infection Febrile Neutropenic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nasia Safdar
    • 1
  • Christopher J. Crnich
    • 2
  • Dennis G. Maki
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of MedicineUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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