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International consortium issues first report on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients

Montreal’s Segal Cancer Centre is a participant in a multi-centre international effort to learn how and why cancer patients infected with the novel coronavirus experience particularly severe effects

June 1, 2020, Montreal - People with cancer sickened by COVID-19 have a crude death rate of 13%, according to the largest series of data released thus far from an international perspective. The data on more than 900 patients, published in The Lancet, also revealed cancer-specific factors associated with increased mortality.

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