Although some studies show that patients with cancer have a greater risk of health complications from COVID-19, a new study has found that recent chemotherapy or immunotherapy for gynecologic cancer does not raise the risk of hospitalization or death due … Read more
By Lisa Rapaport
Patients with cancer shouldn’t delay COVID-19 vaccination despite the potential for clinically evident adenopathy on imaging done after vaccination, according to recommendations from a multidisciplinary panel of scientific experts.
Vaccination-associated adenopathy or axillary swelling may appear within … Read more
On December 17, 2020, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Infectious Diseases Society of America held a “COVID-19 Vaccine & Patients with Cancer” webinar to discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and to provide expert opinion on its use … Read more
By Luke Harold
As chairman and CEO of CalciMedica, Rachel Leheny is overseeing the development of a potential treatment for organ damage caused by COVID-19 pneumonia.
“Our lead compound Auxora is in clinical development in COVID-19 pneumonia,” said Leheny, who … Read more
Women who underwent chemotherapy or surgery for gynecologic cancer and also had COVID-19 infection did not appear at significantly increased risk for death due to the novel coronavirus, according to study findings published in Cancer.
However, recent immunotherapy use … Read more
By Elizabeth Cooney
Cancer isn’t waiting for Covid-19 to go away. Neither is Karen Howley.
Diagnosed two years ago with advanced ovarian cancer, Howley started on a new experimental drug in mid-March, just as coronavirus case counts were soaring in … Read more