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19-05-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

More evidence for increased mortality risk in cancer patients with COVID-19

Patients with cancer and comorbid SARS-CoV-2 infection have elevated age-adjusted case fatality rates relative to COVID-19 patients without cancer, shows an analysis from a US hospital system.

18-05-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

​​​​​​​ESMO-CoCARE cancer, COVID-19 registry launched

The ESMO-CoCARE registry has been initiated to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on people with cancer.

15-05-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

PD-1 blockade may not adversely affect COVID-19 outcomes

Treatment with PD-1 inhibitors does not appear to worsen the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients with lung cancer, suggests a single-center analysis.

14-05-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Durvalumab feasible for cancer patients with HIV

Phase 2 trial results point to the feasibility of treatment with the PD-L1 inhibitor durvalumab in people with advanced solid cancer and controlled type 1 HIV infection.

12-05-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

ESMO releases patient guide for cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic

ESMO has issued guidance for patients with cancer on the possible impact of COVID-19 on their care.

07-05-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Link between ADT and reduced COVID-19 risk proposed

An analysis of Italian patients suggests a potential protective role of androgen deprivation therapy against SARS-CoV-2 infection.

30-04-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

​​​​​​​ESMO issues guidance for cancer patient management in COVID-19 era

Read more about the recommendations here

30-04-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

TERAVOLT: ‘Unexpectedly high mortality’ rates in thoracic cancer patients with COVID-19

The first results from the TERAVOLT registry of patients with thoracic cancer who acquire COVID-19 have been reported at the 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I.

29-04-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Data shed light on severe outcome risk in cancer patients with COVID-19

Data presented at the 2020 AACR Virtual Annual Meeting I add to the growing body of evidence to suggest that people with cancer have more severe outcomes when infected with SARS-CoV-2 than those without cancer.

23-04-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

New York City study reports on prognosis of cancer patients with COVID-19

Age appears to be a key factor modifying the prognosis of people with cancer who acquire COVID-19, findings indicate.

22-04-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

ASCO launches cancer and COVID-19 registry

ASCO has initiated the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry to collect point-in-time and longitudinal data on the outcomes of patients with cancer and comorbid COVID-19.

22-04-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Meta-analysis highlights COVID-19 risk in cancer patients, survivors

The risk for contracting COVID-19 appears to be higher among cancer patients and survivors than the general population, according to a pooled meta-analysis.

16-04-2020 | Rheumatology | News | Article

​​​​​​​ACR issues guidance on COVID-19 and rheumatology care

The American College of Rheumatology has issued clinical guidance for the care of people with rheumatic diseases in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

08-04-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Tocilizumab shows promise for COVID-19 treatment in people with cancer

The interleukin-6 receptor inhibitor tocilizumab warrants further investigation for the treatment of COVID-19 in patients with cancer, say the authors of a case report.

03-04-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Early data point to predictors of severe COVID-19 in cancer patients

An analysis of cancer patients with comorbid COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, has identified factors associated with an increased risk for a more severe clinical course.

30-03-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

UK-based cancer and coronavirus registry initiated

Oncologists from the UK have jointly launched the UK Coronavirus Cancer Monitoring Project to collate data on cancer patients who acquire COVID-19.

27-03-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

COVID-19 cancer registry launched in USA

The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium – CCC19 – which aims to collect data on cancer patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection has launched.

25-03-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Cancer linked to increased COVID-19 risk

The risk for acquiring SARS-CoV2 infection appears to be more than twofold higher for people with cancer than the general community, indicates a chart review.

20-03-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

Early COVID-19 data raise questions on cancer patient risk

People with a current diagnosis or history of cancer may have an increased likelihood of developing COVID-19, with associated worse outcomes, suggests early research from China.

16-03-2020 | Oncology | News | Article

COVID-19 may not preclude continuation of lung cancer therapy

The continuation of anticancer therapy may be feasible in patients who acquire SARS-CoV2, say the authors of a case report of a patient with advanced adenocarcinoma and COVID-19.

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