An updated version of the free app that helps researchers track the onset and progression of COVID-19 symptoms, the ‘COVID Symptom Tracker’, has been recently released. The update is in response to recommendations by Stand Up To Cancer (London, UK) and asks questions specifically aimed at cancer patients and survivors. Examples of questions include if they are living with cancer, what type of cancer, what treatment they are receiving, if they are in a clinical trial and where they are receiving treatment.
“There is too much we don’t know about COVID-19 in the cancer community,” stated Sung Poblete (Stand Up To Cancer). He continued: “This data will be invaluable to assess how best to support this high-risk community and for cancer patients and survivors to contribute to combatting this pandemic.”