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Similarities in Risk for COVID-19 and Cancer Disparities

Similarities in Risk for COVID-19 and Cancer Disparities

Lisa A. Newman, Robert A. Winn and John M. Carethers DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-20-3421 Published January 2021 Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel infectious disease that has spread worldwide. In the United States, COVID-19 disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities, particularly African Americans, with an observed 2-fold higher rate for hospitalization and greater than 2-fold higher rate for death as compared with White Americans. The disparity seen with COVID-19 is consistent with patterns of disparities observed for cancer; it is well documented that 5-year survival rates for multiple cancers are lower in African Americans compared with White Americans. Root cause contributions for the disparity overlap between COVID-19 and cancer....

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COVID-19 Resources

The Gettysburg Cancer Center wants to continue keeping our patients informed with all the latest updates surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic. Most people who are infected with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate respiratory problems and recover without requiring special treatment. However, people who have an underlying medical condition like cancer, could develop more advanced health concerns. At our Cancer Center, we want to be a valuable resource for our patients and community by posting updates on all COVID-19 related material, including symptoms, treatments, and vaccines.  For more information please contact us directly at 717-334-4033 or visit https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx.  We are here for you....

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Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know – From The American Cancer Society

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know – From The American Cancer Society

Knowing all you can about clinical trials can help you feel more certain when deciding whether to take part in one. The information in this section addresses many questions and concerns about clinical trials. It can help prepare you to discuss the pros and cons with your doctor and your family and decide whether being in a clinical trial is right for you. Download the full document here:

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