On Jan. 8, the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB), North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), and UF Health Cancer Center hosted Cancer in the Time of Coronavirus: The COVID-19 Vaccine webinar on Zoom. In this webinar, speakers Christopher Cogle, M.D., and…
As the new COVID-19 vaccines are being put to use throughout the country, some people may have questions related to getting inoculated and healthy practices they should follow afterward.
Despite the lack of information on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people with cancer, many vaccinations are recommended for people with cancer, including the pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine and the flu vaccine.
The risks and benefits for immunocompromised patients receiving a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine should be weighed on a case-by-case basis, with consideration of the incidence of infection in the community.
On Aug. 6, the American Cancer Society, North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC), and UF Health Cancer Center hosted Hurricane Preparedness: Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors in a Pandemic webinar on Zoom. In this webinar, speakers John MacDonald, Levy County Emergency Management; Sue Colson, R.N., City…
Before COVID-19, cancer patients were united by their fight against the disease, no matter the difference in type, location or stage. Today, they’re united by another battle; one outside of their diagnosis — the fight to stay alive while immunosuppressed during a global pandemic.
The UF Health Cancer Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement office facilitated two live webinars on cancer and COVID-19 that reached almost 650 people. Cancer in the Time of Coronavirus, a webinar with Chris Cogle, M.D., and Amar Kelkar, M.D., was hosted…
Stay-at-home restrictions are beginning to lift in several areas across the United States, but immunosuppressed cancer patients are still at high risk of falling seriously ill from the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
A new research program to understand the effect of COVID-19 on health care workers is soon to be underway at University of Florida Health and other sites across the country. A clinical trial to evaluate whether hydroxychloroquine can prevent COVID-19 infections is also being planned.
Cancer doesn’t stop — not even for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The unknowns related to the virus are leaving people concerned, especially cancer patients who may have weakened immune systems as a result of cancer treatment and/or may be older.