Treatment with abiraterone or enzalutamide does not impair immunological response to COVID-19 vaccination in prostate cancer patients.

Data regarding the safety and efficacy of COVID-10 vaccines among cancer patients are lacking. Factors such as age, underlying disease and antineoplastic treatment confer negatively to the immune response due to vaccination. The degree of immunosuppression though may be lessen by targeted treatments like the androgen receptor-targeted agents (ARTA) that are commonly used in patients with metastatic prostate cancer. Herein, we report our data on 25 patients with prostate cancer under treatment with ARTA who were vaccinated for COVID-19. Our data suggest that these patients develop neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 similarly to healthy volunteers. No safety issues were noted.

Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases. 2021 Oct 09 [Epub ahead of print]

Michalis Liontos, Evangelos Terpos, Elena Kunadis, Flora Zagouri, Alexandros Briasoulis, Efi Skafida, Oraianthi Fiste, Christos Markellos, Angeliki Andrikopoulou, Sentiljana Gumeni, Maria Kaparelou, Konstantinos Koutsoukos, Maria Gavriatopoulou, Efstathios Kastritis, Ioannis P Trougakos, Meletios- Athanasios Dimopoulos

Department of Clinical Therapeutics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Alexandra General Hospital, Athens, Greece., Department of Clinical Therapeutics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Alexandra General Hospital, Athens, Greece. ., Department of Cell Biology and Biophysics, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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