The war against coronavirus disease 19 through the eyes of cancer physician: An Italian and Indian young medical oncologist's perspective

Maria La Mantia, Venkata Koyyala

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Abstract

These are unprecedented times, we are living in with an outbreak of a novel coronavirus, also known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (CoV-2), or CoV Disease 19 (COVID-19). By April 20th, as per the World Health Organization Data, COVID-19 as a pandemic has caused 2,407,414 cases, and 165,073 confirmed deaths in 213 different countries worldwide.Elderly patients and those with comorbid illnesses with COVID-19 infection have poor outcomes. Cancer patients are immunosuppressed, and at an increased risk of COVID-19 infection and have worse outcomes as compared to the general population. The mortality rate of COVID-19 among oncology patients is about 20%.[1] Young oncologists are guided by the national and international cancer societies through guidelines that are adapted during this pandemic for the safety of patients and physicians.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)305-307
Numero di pagine3
RivistaIndian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
Volume41
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

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