COVID-19: how can we prevent cancer patient infection?

Written by Rachel Jenkins, Future Science Group

Previous research has suggested that visiting hospital increases a cancer patients’ risk of being infected by SARS-CoV-2. However, delayed treatment could increase a patient’s risk of cancer deterioration. A recent study, discussed by authors in JAMA Oncology, has suggested that several measures being implemented at the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China) could help to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for patients with cancer who are seeking treatment. Want regular updates straight to your inbox? Become a member of Oncology Central.   These measures include temperature tests performed at the entrance of the hospital, the outpatient...

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