Prior publications on small subsets of cancer patients infected with SARS CoV-2 have shown an increased risk of mortality compared to the general population. Furthermore, patients with thoracic malignancies are thought to be at particularly high risk given their older age, smoking habits, and pre-existing cardio-pulmonary comorbidities. For this reason, physicians around the world have formed TERAVOLT, a global consortium dedicated to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on patients with thoracic malignancies. Prior publications on small subsets of cancer patients infected with SARS CoV-2 have shown an increased risk of mortality compared to the general population. Furthermore, patients with thoracic malignancies are thought to be at particularly high risk given their older age, smoking habits, and pre-existing cardio-pulmonary comorbidities. For this reason, physicians around the world have formed TERAVOLT, a global consortium dedicated to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on patients with thoracic malignancies.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ccell.2020.05.008, hdl.handle.net/1765/127361
Journal Cancer Cell
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Whisenant, J.G. (Jennifer G.), Trama, A. (Annalisa), Torri, V, De Toma, A. (Alessandro), Viscardi, G. (Giuseppe), Cortellini, A. (Alessio), … Horn, L. (Leora). (2020). TERAVOLT: Thoracic Cancers International COVID-19 Collaboration. Cancer Cell. doi:10.1016/j.ccell.2020.05.008