COVID-19 - Information for Cancer Patients

American Cancer Society: Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Cancer - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Here you will have answers to common questions, a list of questions to ask your healthcare team, and coping strategies. There's also a live chat feature and a number you can call with questions.
Also in Spanish.

American Society for Nutrition: Making Health and Nutrition a Priority During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic - Find tips on going to the supermarket and getting take-out food safely.

CancerCare®: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources - CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare® services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. From this site you can register for a COVID-19 workshop, join an online support group, or apply for financial assistance.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: About Covid-19 - As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. A wealth of information will be found here.
Also in Spanish.

Children's Oncology Group - The Children’s Oncology Group provides important information for children and their families from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and following cure. The following information is available in PDF on COVID-19:

Finding Credible Cancer Education Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Written by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey's Resource and Learning Center librarian, this document will help you locate medical information as well as provide tips on evaluating websites.

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey: COVID-19 Resources - Resource links provided by various libraries in New Jersey.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center - The Coronavirus Resource Center is no longer actively collecting data.  However, Johns Hopkins maintains two data repositories for the information collected by the Coronavirus Resource Center between Jan. 22, 2020 and March 10, 2023.  You can access the data here.

National Cancer Institute: Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know - The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. This is a fact sheet for cancer patients. 
Also in Spanish.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: Frequently Asked Questions About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Pancreatic Cancer - Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. Joseph Herman, MD, MSc, MSHCM, the PanCan's interim chief medical officer, answers some frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and pancreatic cancer.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey: What Cancer Patients Should Know about Coronavirus (COVID-19) - New Jersey’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey together with RWJBarnabas Health is the state’s leading authority on cancer. This page contains a list of frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

RWJBarnabus Health: COVID-19, What you need to know - A series of informative articles and videos on topics such as information for cancer patients, how to protect yourself, symptoms to monitor, and how to manage stress and anxiety.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices. Read the latest news from the FDA at their site.

World Health Organization: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic - WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. This site provides updates and videos on how you can protect yourself.


Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Covid-19: Are You at a Higher Risk for Serious Illness - This is a short video from the CDC.

Tell Me More about Vaccine Safety - Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring from Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


March 2024