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COVID-19 and Cancer

ESMO 2020
With over 25 million confirmed cases and almost 1 million deaths in the first 6 months since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has changed our lives dramatically. In addition, the way cancer care is delivered, and thus the working practice of oncology professionals, has been changed. At the ESMO 2020 Virtual Meeting, several presentations addressed the impact of COVID-19 on clinical oncology care as well as on the wellbeing and professional performance of oncologists. (Note: scientific insights in COVID-19 (care) are rapidly changing, so data presented at ESMO could be out of date now). COVID-19 in patients with cancer SARS-CoV-2 is associated with diverse clinical presentations ranging from asymptomatic infection to lethal complications. Small studies have suggested inferior outcomes in patients on active cancer treatment. The US COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) registry was set up to collect data about patients with cancer who have been ...

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