Drugs.com: Effect of cancer treatment on COVID-19 mortality

A UC study sheds light on death rates as they relate to patients with cancer and COVID-19

Cancer patients treated one to three months prior to COVID-19 diagnosis and those treated with chemoimmunotherapy have the highest 30-day mortality, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology, held virtually from Sept. 19 to 21.

Lead author Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, UC Health oncologist and member of the UC Cancer Center, and colleagues examined outcomes related to systemic cancer treatment within one year of laboratory-confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection. 

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