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Protecting People with Cancer from COVID-19

Important Questions, Answered by Our Scientists

On January 12, 2022, Lurie Cancer Center held a virtual Town Hall meeting on Protecting People with Cancer from COVID-19.

Topics included the latest clinical data and perspectives on:

  • Omicron and other COVID-19 variants
  • Vaccines and boosters (including recommendations for immunocompromised people)
  • Current and emerging treatments
  • Information for people with cancer and cancer survivors

If you missed the interactive discussion with Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, and Michael Ison, MD, MS, you can view a recording of the program:

In addition, some trusted resources for people with cancer are listed below.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
COVID-19 Resources include updated recommendations on:

Vaccination and cancer patients
Vaccination guide for people with cancer
Cancer screening and treatment guidelines

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
COVID-19 and Cancer includes updates on:

Cancer clinical trials during COVID
Information specialists available to help answer questions

American Cancer Society
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for People with Cancer and their Caregivers

COVID-19: What People with Cancer Need to Know
Why Keeping Up with your Cancer Screening is So Important,
by Lurie Cancer Center’s Jyoti Patel, MD

Northwestern Medicine
COVID-19 Resource Center