Hem/Onc Roundup: Cancer Increases Risk of COVID-19 Infection, Polyps Linked to Colorectal Cancer, and more

Here are the top stories covered by DocWire News this week in the Hematology & Oncology section. This week, a study found that patients with cancer have a higher risk of COVID-19 infection, drinking and smoking decreased the risk of thyroid cancer, and more.

Patients with cancer have a higher risk of COVID-19 infection compared with the general public, according to a research letter published in JAMA Oncology from researchers in the epicenter of the outbreak: Wuhan, China.

Over a five-year period, people who smoked and drank daily had a lower risk of thyroid cancer, according to a study published in Thyroid.

A matched cohort study found that patients with any polyps have a greater likelihood of having colorectal cancer, and those with sessile serrated polyps, tubulovillous adenomas, and villous adenomas are more likely to die from the disease.

Patients living in rural areas or who are on Medicaid or uninsured are less likely to receive chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer, according to a study published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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