COVID-19 PANDEMIC : Whether the pandemic represents a specific risk to cancer patients is currently unclear.

Kevin Sovet

March 24, 2020

SCIENTIFIC

Whether the pandemic represents a specific risk to cancer patients is currently unclear. Early data from China hint at higher infection and complication rates; however, numbers are too small (and methodologies uncertain) to draw firm conclusions.

Read : 

• Cancer patients in SARS-CoV-2 infection: a nationwide analysis in China (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(20)30096-6/fulltext)

• Risk of COVID-19 for cancer patients (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(20)30150-9/fulltext)