Collaborative review of COVID-19 pandemic published in Journal of Thoracic Oncology

February 3, 2021

A comprehensive review of the COVID-19 pandemic was published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology . The review was led by University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center researcher, Michele Carbone, MD, PhD, with contributions from national and international researchers. The article has been made accessible to the public. Article topics include origin, coronavirus background, detection, death rates, transmission, susceptibility, developing therapies, vaccines, and more.

Written in lay language, the article seeks to provide experts, public health authorities, colleagues, as well as the public at-large with a reliable scientific source of information regarding facts about the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the article discusses the future of the pandemic—addressing questions about when the pandemic will end, and when life can return to the way it used to be.

“The goal of this publication is to help people better understand the virus and how to best protect themselves from the infection. We also want to present the facts in a clear and simple way, as there has been a lot of confusion and misinformation being spread about the virus,” said Carbone.

Collaborators include John Lednicky, PhD, from the University of Florida, Shu-Yuan Xiao, MD , from the University of Chicago, Mario Venditti, MD , from “La Sapienza” University of Rome, and Enrico Bucci, PhD , from Temple University.