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COVID-19 cancer registry launched in USA

Author: Shreeya Nanda


medwireNews: The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium – CCC19 – which aims to collect data on cancer patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has launched.

“Our intent is to rapidly collect and disseminate information about this especially vulnerable population,” according to a statement on the consortium website.

The consortium comprises more than 30 cancer centers and organizations from across the USA, and has a steering committee of seven experts who specialize in a range of tumor types. The steering committee members are:

  • Jeremy Warner and Brian Rini, from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee;
  • Gary Lyman, Nicole Kuderer, and Petros Grivas, from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington;
  • Mike Thompson, from Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and
  • Gilberto Lopes, from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, Florida.

Clinicians can submit reports on their cancer patients w ho develop COVID-19 via a survey on the website.

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