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Thoracic cancers versus COVID-19

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Leora Horn, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, USA
ASCO 2020
Featured video: Thoracic Cancers International COVID-19 Collaboration (TERAVOLT): Impact of type of cancer therapy and COVID therapy on survival. https://vimeo.com/440623327 In the global Thoracic Cancers International COVID-19 Collaboration (TERAVOLT) registry, 428 thoracic cancer patients infected with COVID-19 have been followed up, and the data are concerning. So far, 169 have recovered, 119 have ongoing COVID-19 infection, but 141 have died. Prof. Leora Horn (Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, USA) presented the results [1]. "Patients with thoracic malignancies are considered high-risk given their age, pre-existing comorbidities, smoking, and pre-existing lung damage in addition to therapies administered to treat their illness. We launched a global consortium to collect data on patients with thoracic malignancies diagnosed with COVID-19 infection to understand the impact on this patient population," she said. Among ...

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