Nearly one in five patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) at a Barcelona hospi...

Study: Nearly one in five patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma contracted COVID-19 – News-Medical.Net

Nearly one in five patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) at a Barcelona hospital contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic. In addition, those patients suffered a 75% mortality rate, according to research presented today during MA04: Current Status and Future Prospects of Pleural Mesothelioma and Thymoma at the IASLC 2021 World Conference on Lung Cancer. Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive pleural tumor associated with asbestos exposure and with limited survival despite systemic therapy. Patients with cancer or thoracic malignancies may be particularly affected by COVID-19. The TERAVOLT registry evaluated the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on patients with thoracic malignancies but …

 

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