Are cancer patients in remission at higher risk of severe COVID-19?

Written by Rachel Jenkins, Future Science Group

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Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (PA, USA) have suggested that patients with inactive cancer who are not currently undergoing treatments also face a significantly higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Previous studies have established an increased risk of severe disease and death for sick or hospitalized cancer patients with COVID-19 compared to patients without cancer, but less is known about patients in the general population. Recently published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, the findings drive home the importance of COVID-19 protection measures and vaccinations for all patients, not just those recently diagnosed or with active disease. The researchers analyzed...

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