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CURRENT RESEARCH

COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS

COVID-19 IS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE CAUSED BY THE SARS-COV-2 VIRUS THAT EMERGED IN DECEMBER 2019 . THE DISEASE WAS RECOGNIZED AS A PANDEMIC IN MARCH 2020 . UH CANCER CENTER RESEARCHERS , IN COLLABORATION WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COLLEAGUES , HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN ADDRESSING THE MAJOR BURDEN OF THIS INFECTIOUS DISEASE .
Patients with cancer may be at higher risk of adverse outcomes from severe acute respiratory syndrome . Jared Acoba , MD , and the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium examined data from almost 5,000 patients with cancer and COVID-19 to identify prognostic clinical factors , including laboratory measurements and anticancer therapies – Annals of Oncology ( June 2021 ).
Mental health impacts of the pandemic continue to be widespread . Ian Pagano , PhD , explored the use of a mobile app , COVID Coach , to provide tools and resources to address COVID-19-related stress – Journal of Medical Internet Research ( March 2021 ).
A comprehensive review of COVID-19 , co-authored by Michele Carbone , MD , PhD , discussed topics such as origins of the disease , its detection , death rates , susceptibility , transmission and vaccines . The article provides a reliable scientific source of information regarding facts about COVID-19 – Journal of Thoracic Oncology ( January 2021 ).
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