Facing the COVID-19 outbreak in children with cancer

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Abstract

Europe is now the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many concerns have arisen about the management and treatment of children with cancer while researchers are wondering how to deal with this devastating pandemic. In view of the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is fundamental to stress that the behavior and hygiene rules adopted by children with cancer must be respected and implemented in order to continue to safeguard their health for the current pandemic.

Keywords: cancer, chemotherapy, children, COVID-19.

Citation: Ruggiero A, Romano A, Attinà G. Facing the COVID-19 outbreak in children with cancer. Drugs in Context 2020; 9: 2020-4-12. DOI: 10.7573/dic.2020-4-12

Contributions: All authors contributed equally to the preparation of this review. All named authors meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship for this article, take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, and have given their approval for this version to be published.

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Copyright: Copyright © 2020 Ruggiero A, Romano A, Attinà G. Published by Drugs in Context under Creative Commons License Deed CC BY NC ND 4.0 which allows anyone to copy, distribute, and transmit the article provided it is properly attributed in the manner specified below. No commercial use without permission.

Correct attribution: Copyright © 2020 Ruggiero A, Romano A, Attinà G. https://doi.org/10.7573/dic.2020-4-12. Published by Drugs in Context under Creative Commons License Deed CC BY NC ND 4.0.

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Correspondence: Antonio Ruggiero (ORCID 0000-0002-6052-3511), Paediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy. antonio.ruggiero@unicatt.it

Provenance: invited; externally peer reviewed.

Submitted: 20 April 2020; Peer review comments to author: 23 April 2020; Revised manuscript received: 24 April 2020; Accepted: 27 April 2020; Publication date: 12 May 2020.

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