Efficacy and safety profile of COVID-19 vaccine in cancer patients: a prospective, multicenter cohort study

YASİN A. İ., Aydin S. G., SÜMBÜL B., KORAL L., ŞİMŞEK M., Geredeli C., ...More

FUTURE ONCOLOGY, vol.18, pp.1235-1244, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.2217/fon-2021-1248
  • Journal Name: FUTURE ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1235-1244
  • Keywords: cancer, chemotherapy, CoronaVac, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, immunotherapy, malignancy, SARS-CoV-2
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: To compare the seropositivity rate of cancer patients with non-cancer controls after inactive SARS-CoV-2 vaccination (CoronaVac) and evaluate the factors affecting seropositivity. Method: Spike IgG antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 were measured in blood samples of 776 cancer patients and 715 non-cancer volunteers. An IgG level >= 50 AU/ml is accepted as seropositive. Results: The seropositivity rate was 85.2% in the patient group and 97.5% in the control group. The seropositivity rate and antibody levels were significantly lower in the patient group (p < 0.001). Age and chemotherapy were associated with lower seropositivity in cancer patients (p < 0.001). Conclusion: This study highlighted the efficacy and safety of the inactivated vaccine in cancer patients. Clinical Trials Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov)