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CDC announces push to prevent infections in cancer patients
Modern Healthcare

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled a new program created to help prevent infections among cancer patients. As part of the initiative, the CDC introduced an interactive website and a 21-page prevention plan for use in outpatient oncology centers. “Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy often have weak immune systems and need to be kept safe against germs,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC (PDF), in a news release. “These new resources help patients take an active role in protecting themselves against infection and give doctors, nurses and other clinicians necessary tools to better prevent infection.”