Severe COVID two times higher for cancer patients
November 8, 2021
Cancer patients are at high risk of developing COVID-19 with severe outcomes, but the magnitude of the risk hasn’t been documented on a wide scale until now.
Patient-focused precautions, testing help blunt pandemic effects on heme-onc unit
May 26, 2020
Multiple factors helped keep the anticipated COVID-19 surge manageable at the hematologic oncology service of Levine Cancer Institute.
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.
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.
Advice from the front lines: How cancer centers can cope with COVID-19
April 2, 2020
The medical director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance offers advice for cancer centers dealing with COVID-19.
No staff COVID-19 diagnoses after plan at Chinese cancer center
April 2, 2020
A cancer center in China has so far managed to protect all patients and staff from COVID-19.
Maintaining cancer care in the face of COVID-19
April 1, 2020
Oncologists are moving cancer patients to other hospitals, reevaluating the need for cancer treatments, and embracing telemedicine to protect vulnerable patients from COVID-19.