UMMS Affiliation

Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine

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Letter to the Editor


Health Services Administration | Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases | Infectious Disease | Neoplasms | Oncology | Virus Diseases


Currently, the world is witnessing a health crisis in the form of COVID-19 pandemic. For oncologists, especially for stem cell transplant specialists, the stress is high to perform to their best of capability for their cancer patients. In general, the hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a high-risk procedure. The novelty of the COVID-19 disease, lack of literature, absence of antiviral agent, and vaccine has added more uncertainty while preparing for and recovering from HSCT.


COVID-19, pandemic, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, oncologists, guidelines

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Sahu KK, Siddiqui AD, Cerny J. COVID-19 pandemic and impact on hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2020 May 4:1–3. doi: 10.1038/s41409-020-0913-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32367075; PMCID: PMC7197237. Link to article on publisher's site

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Bone marrow transplantation

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