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May 25, 2021

Socioeconomic and Racial Inequities in Breast Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Washington State

Breast cancer screening declined by 49% in Washington State during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to pre-pandemic screening, according to an analysis of completed mammograms within a large non-profit community health care system. 55,678 screenings were conducted between April to December 2019 whereas only 27,522 screenings occurred during the same period in 2020. Greater declines in…

May 17, 2021

Seroconversion Rates Following COVID-19 Vaccination amongst Patients with Malignant Disease- the Impact of Diagnosis and Cancer-Directed Therapies

[Pre-print, not peer-reviewed] Among patients with cancer (n = 201) who were fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines, the majority (94%) showed seroconversion for anti-spike protein IgG. Lower seroconversion frequencies were observed for patients with hematological malignancies (85%), particularly recipients of anti-CD20 therapies (70%) and stem cell transplantation (74%), compared…

December 11, 2020

Analyses of Risk, Racial Disparity, and Outcomes Among US Patients With Cancer and COVID-19 Infection

A case-control analysis of electronic medical records from 73.4 million unique patients found that patients with a recent diagnosis of cancer were at significantly increased risk for COVID-19 infection and its adverse outcomes, especially among African Americans. Wang et al. (Dec 10, 2020). Analyses of Risk, Racial Disparity, and Outcomes Among US Patients With Cancer…