Author: Ruth Fullerton

Evidence Update – Covid-19 in patients with Thoracic Malignancies

Speciality Trainee in Medical Oncology Dr Ashley Pheely gives an update on some recent evidence about Covid-19 in patients with cancer TERAVOLT STUDY- COVID-19 in patients with thoracic malignancies (TERAVOLT): first results of an international, registry-based, cohort study M Garassino et al Background: initial data released in March 2020 from Wuhan, China suggested that patients with […]

Evidence Update – Covid-19 and Cancer

Speciality Trainee in Medical Oncology Dr Sam Kestenbaum gives an update on some recent evidence about Covid-19 in patients with cancer Clinical impact of COVID-19 on patients with cancer (CCC19): a cohort study Kuderer NM, Choueiri TK, Shah DP et al. 28/06/20, The Lancet Background: Due to the high prevalence of cancer and the high transmissibility of […]

Evidence Update – Covid-19 in Healthcare Workers

Speciality Trainee in Clinical Oncology Dr Karen Mactier gives an update on some recent evidence. Evidence of past COVID-19 infection in healthcare workers (HCWs) is becoming a focus of medical and political interest. Here is a summary of the first, medium-size study in the NHS workforce with comments on  similar Spanish and German studies. Shields […]

Evidence Update – Covid-19 and Cancer

Specialist registrar in Clinical Oncology Dr Stuart Walter reviews two recent papers 1. Risk factors for SARS-Cov-2 among patients in the Oxford Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre primary care network: a cross sectional study. de Lusignan et al. Lancet Infect Dis May 2020      A nice cross sectional study of 3802 tested […]

Evidence update – COVID-19 outcomes in cancer patients

Specialty Trainee in Clinical Oncology Dr Ruth Fullerton gives an update on some recent evidence. For people living with cancer and the clinicians looking after them there remain a lot of uncertainties about the affect of covid-19. There has been particular concern that the anti-cancer treatments we use may put people at increased risk of […]

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