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May 4, 2020
Title: Patients with cancer appear more vulnerable to SARS-COV-2: a multi-center study during the COVID-19 outbreak
Publisher: Cancer Discovery
Publication Date: April 28, 2020
Key Takeaway: COVID-19 patients with cancer had higher risks in all severe outcomes.
- Patients with hematological cancer, lung cancer, or with metastatic cancer (stage IV) had the highest frequency of severe events.
- Non-metastatic cancer patients experienced similar frequencies of severe conditions to those observed in patients without cancer.
- Patients who received surgery had higher risks of having severe events, while patients with only radiotherapy did not demonstrate significant differences in severe events when compared to patients without cancer."
March 31, 2020
Title: Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Agility and Collaboration Toward a Common Goal
Publisher: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN)
Publication Date: March 20, 2020
Key Takeaway: Article on the challenges of cancer treatment amidst the Covid-19 – experience from University of Washington Cancer Center.