ESMO-CoCARE cancer, COVID-19 registry launched
medwireNews: The ESMO-CoCARE registry has been initiated to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on people with cancer.
“Ultimately the project aims to propose approaches to mitigate the risks related to COVID-19 in cancer patients,” the organization states on the website.
To fulfill this purpose, the international collaborative project will collate data on cancer patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 via a survey to be completed by participating healthcare professionals. The survey includes sections on patient demographics, the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and cancer as well as the evolution of both conditions.
The registry is open to institutions in Europe and other parts of the world, and is led by a steering committee comprising nine experts from institutions in France, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, UK, and USA who specialize in different tumor types.
As stated on the website, a partnership between ESMO-CoCARE and the US-based CCC19 registry has been established “[t]o increase the rate at which information can be collected.”
ESMO adds: “For practical and organisational reasons, the two initiatives cover different geographical locations.”
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