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Treatments linked to death in COVID patients with thoracic cancers

Key clinical point: Past treatment may affect the risk of death among patients with thoracic malignancies who develop COVID-19.

Major finding: In a multivariate analysis, age over 65 years (P = .018), Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 1 (P < .001), prior use of steroids (P = .052), and chemotherapy alone or in combination with immunotherapy (P = .025) were all associated with an increased risk of death.

Study details: Data from the TERAVOLT registry including 400 patients with thoracic cancers and COVID-19.

Disclosures: The TERAVOLT registry is funded, in part, by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Dr. Horn disclosed relationships with Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, and several other companies.


Horn L et al. ASCO 2020, Abstract LBA111.