In a recent posting, Dr. Stark gave several reasons why he thought patients being treated for cancer would be more likely to die from COVID-19. Click here to see the posting. Now comes a study from Cancer Discovery, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, that confirms his suspicions. From China, the study tracked people being treated for cancer and age-matched controls, all of whom developed COVID-19. The cancer patients had much worse outcomes — especially those with blood cancers, lung cancer and stage 4 metastatic cancer. The blood cancers are easy to understand: they are usually associated with alterations the immune system — how the body fights infections. The lung cancer patients and stage 4 patients were probably all undernourished — quite common with those conditions, but not explicitly stated in the study. This is the first such paper. Stay tuned; there will be more.
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- Lung Cancer 2014: The New Paradigm; then on to 2020 Posted on 20 Aug, 2014
- Dr. Stark on Causation in Cancer Cases Posted on 21 Oct, 2013
- A Blood Clotting Catastrophe: the denoument Posted on 22 Jun, 2013