Cancer and COVID-19: At Perilous Crossroads

Cancer and COVID-19: At Perilous Crossroads

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Rwik Sen
Active Motif, Inc., USA

A B S T R A C T

Cancer has been reported in several COVID-19 patients with varying outcomes. Clinical oncology and COVID-19 treatment are both severely challenged in those patients. Although, cancer was not considered among COVID-19 comorbidities, recent observations bring significant focus to cancer’s role in COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality. Although the investigations in this direction are less in number, but the results show extremely interesting insights which can better inform the future diagnosis, treatment, and understanding of the pathophysiologies in cancers and COVID-19 in patients. Significant research, therapeutic developments, and treatment procedures need to be invested in this direction. Therefore, some of the current studies exploring this field have been presented in this mini-review.

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Mini Review
Publication history
Received: Wed 13, Jan 2021
Accepted: Sat 20, Feb 2021
Published: Sat 27, Feb 2021
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© 2021 Rwik Sen. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.COR.2021.02.04