Cancer Patients and Risk of Mortality for COVID-19

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Two recent Lancet and Lancet Oncology papers report that cancer patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection have higher mortality rates. Common independent factors associated with increased risk of death were older age, history of smoking status, number of comorbidities, more advanced performance status, and active cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Cell
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cancer Research


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