The main factors to be taken into consideration when evaluating patients with solid cancer and infectious diseases have been reviewed in
this paper by a group of experts from the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC) and the Spanish Society
of Medical Oncology (SEOM). A number of recommendations have been made about the use of vaccines, the management of vascular
catheter infections, and the prevention of infections prior to specific surgical procedures, among other topics. Additionally, the standards for
treating non-ebrile neutropenia and using colony stimulating factors were updated. They conclude by offering a number of suggestions for the
care of cancer patients who have serious infections.