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Cytotoxic antineoplastic therapy is widely used in the clinic as a treatment for malignant diseases. The treatment itself, however, leads to long-term depletion of the adaptive immune system, which is more pronounced in older patients, predominantly due to thymic atrophy. We and others have previously shown that withdrawal of sex steroids is able to(More)
Recent evidence suggests that the decline in resistance to viral infections with age occurs predominantly as a result of a gradual loss of naïve antigen-specific T cells. As such, restoration of the naïve T cell repertoire to levels seen in young healthy adults may improve defence against infection in the aged. We have previously shown that sex steroid(More)
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