In and out surgeries become the norm during pandemic
October 29, 2021
The number of same-day discharges has grown for various surgeries but it’s not always the right or the preferred choice, experts say.
List of COVID-19 high-risk comorbidities expanded
April 6, 2021
Underlying conditions increase the risk of severe outcomes for patients infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Performance status, molecular testing key to metastatic cancer prognosis
August 20, 2020
“The applicability of clinical trials data to hospitalized patients is generally poor. That’s an important caveat to keep in mind.”
Higher death rate seen in cancer patients with nosocomial COVID-19
July 30, 2020
All-cause mortality was higher in cancer patients with hospital-acquired COVID-19 than in those with community-acquired COVID-19.
COVID-19 death rate was twice as high in cancer patients in NYC study
May 5, 2020
The overall case fatality rate was 28% for cancer patients with COVID-19 and 14% for noncancer COVID-19 patients.
Excess cancer deaths predicted as care is disrupted by COVID-19
May 1, 2020
Researchers are predicting that, 1 year from now, there will be 33,890 excess deaths among cancer patients in the United States over the age of 40.
Antitumor treatment may increase risk of severe events in COVID-19 patients
May 1, 2020
Receiving antitumor treatment within 14 days of COVID-19 diagnosis was linked to a higher risk of ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, or death.
Researchers investigate impact of smoking on COVID-19 risk
April 20, 2020
Early reports from China showed a case fatality rate of 4.7% for men, compared with 2.8% for women.
Home-based chemo skyrockets at one U.S. center
April 10, 2020
The University of Pennsylvania’s home-based chemotherapy program experienced a 300% increase in participation in a 5-week period.
‘Brutal’ plan to restrict palliative radiation during pandemic
April 6, 2020
New guidelines recommend giving palliative radiotherapy only in oncologic emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.