Patients With Lung Cancer Have High Susceptibility of COVID-19: A Retrospective Study in Wuhan, China

  • Mengyuan Dai (Contributor)
  • Zhen Chen (Contributor)
  • Yan Leng (Contributor)
  • Meng Wu (Contributor)
  • Miao Liu (Contributor)
  • Fuxiang Zhou (Contributor)
  • Chen Ming (Contributor)
  • Ningyi Shao (Contributor)
  • Miao Liu (Contributor)
  • Hongbing Cai (Contributor)



<div><p>Patients with lung cancer are presumed to be at high risk from COVID-19 infection due to underlying malignancy. A total of 31 COVID-19 patients with pre-diagnosed lung cancer and 186 age and sex matched COVID-19 patients without cancer in 6 hospitals in Wuhan, China were identified in our study. There was a significantly higher level of IL-6 in lung cancer group showed by multifactorial analysis. The restricted mean survival time in 10, 20, and 53 days in COVID-19 patients with lung cancer were ealier than non-cancer COVID-19 patients in the same observation time (all P values < 0.05). Our results indicated that pre-diagnosed lung cancer was associated with higher morbidity and mortality in COVID-19 patients.</p></div>
Date made available1 Jan 2020
PublisherFigshare - Sage

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