Scoring System for Patients with Cancer to Weigh Risk/Benefit of Chemotherapy During Outbreak of COVID-19
Corresponding AuthorReyad Dada
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A B S T R A C T
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is impacting our daily practice. Hematologist and oncologist around the globe are concerned and many physicians are hesitating to start/continue antineoplastic treatment in patients with cancer to protect them from severe complications in case of infection with the new novel corona virus. Therefore, we feel there is a high demand for scoring system to guide and help physicians dealing with patients with malignant diseases to take the correct decision. We have designed a scoring system to evaluate patients with cancer requiring anti-cancer treatment and we have started to implement it at our hospital. Therefore, we would like to share this scoring system with the community.
Article TypeResearch Article
Publication historyReceived: Fri 10, Jul 2020
Accepted: Mon 20, Jul 2020
Published: Thu 20, Aug 2020
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