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Immune checkpoint blockade: releasing the breaks or a protective barrier to COVID-19 severe acute respiratory syndrome?

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Oliver Pickles, Lennard Lee, Thomas Starkey, Luke Freeman-Mills, Anna Olsson-Brown, Vinton Cheng, Daniel Hughes, Alvin Lee, Karin Purshouse, Gary Middleton

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
JournalBJC: British Journal of Cancer
Issue number5
Published1 Sep 2020

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The rapid emergence of COVID-19 has sent shockwaves through healthcare systems globally, with cancer patients at increased risk. The interplay of the virus and host immune system has been implicated in the development of ARDS. Immunotherapy agents have the potential to adversely potentiate this phenomenon, requiring careful real-world observation.

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