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A national clinical trial will be conducted this summer with the goal of boosting the immune system of cancer patients in order to protect them from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19. Researchers will recruit 1,500 patients currently receiving cancer treatment who will be randomly assigned to receive either regular care, or regular care plus IMM-101 (an immune system stimulant). This study is being led by Dr. Rebecca Auer, surgical oncologist and director of cancer research at the Ottawa Hospital. Interested patients should discuss this study with their primary care physician.
Researchers at the University of Toronto are conducting an online study to understand the physical and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer survivors and to identify resources to help survivors. To be eligible for the study, you must be 18 years or older, have been diagnosed with any cancer, and be able to complete the study in English. Study participants will be entered in a draw and randomly selected to win 1 of 6 available gift cards for $25 CAD each.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are conducting an online study to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected cancer patients and their cancer treatment, along with other aspects such as their well-being. To be eligible for the study, you must be 18 years or older, have been diagnosed with any cancer and currently undergoing active treatment for your cancer. You must also be able to complete the study in English and/or French. Study participants will be entered in a draw and randomly selected to win 1 of 5 available gift cards for $50 CAD each.
ABC Global Alliance recently conducted a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patient organizations around the world. Based on their findings, they released a statement to ensure that a global plan of action for cancer exists in times of health crises and pandemics.
For up-to-date information on tests and trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, click here.
Navigating COVID-19 and Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer and COVID-19 Webinar
Caring for Patients With Breast Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sharing Experiences
Join Dr. Harold Burstein and Dr. Giuseppe Curigliano as they discuss the latest understanding of best treatment practices and share their experiences with breast cancer patients in the United States and Italy.
Friday, July 31, 2020
10:00AM EDT / 4:00 PM CET
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Lymphedema and COVID-19
The Canadian Lymphedema Framework is providing one-time complimentary online access to the Summer 2020 issue of their Pathways magazine, as a way of giving back to the lymphedema community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Summer issue of Pathways has been tailored for readers who are seeking more information about the virus and how it might affect their own lives.