News Release

Identification of deaths caused by cancer, COVID-19 in us from march to December 2020

JAMA Oncology

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: This analysis shows that in the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, 16,561 deaths occurred in the U.S. among patients with cancer with complications of COVID-19, and were more likely to occur in older patients, minority race and ethnicity groups, and in large metropolitan areas.

Authors: Xuesong Han, Ph.D., of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, is the corresponding author.

To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at this link 


Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

#  #  #

Embed this link to provide your readers free access to the full-text article This link will be live at the embargo time

Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.