Dr. Moreira on Launching the Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer

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Daniel Moreira, MD, discusses the rationale for launching the Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer.

Daniel Moreira, MD, instructor, St. Jude Faculty, director, Global Professional Education, Departments of Global Pediatric Medicine and Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, discusses the rationale for launching the Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer.

There are limited data regarding the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on pediatric patients with cancer, says Moreira.

As such, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in partnership with the International Society of Pediatric Oncology has recently launched a website called the Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center aimed to tailor best practice updates and latest developments regarding the treatment of pediatric patients with cancer who contract COVID-19.

Additionally, the site includes a registry to report cases of COVID-19 in these patients with the goal of identifying COVID-19-related trends within this population.

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