Background: Patients with solid cancer or haematologic malignancies have been considered to be more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection and to more often develop severe complications . We aimed to compare the differences in clinical features and outcomes of COVID-19 patients with and without cancer .
Methods: This was a prospective observational cohort study of consecutive adult patients hospitalised in a COVID-19 unit at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France (NCT04320017).
Results: Among the 262 patients hospitalised in a medical ward during the pandemics with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis , 62 patients had cancer . Clinical presentation, comorbidities, and outcomes were similar between cancer and non-cancer patients . However, cancer patients were more likely to have been contaminated while being hospitalised .
Conclusions: Oncologic and non-oncologic patients hospitalised for COVID-19 shared similar outcomes in terms of death, admission in intensive care, or thrombosis/bleeding . They should benefit from the same therapeutic strategy as the general population during the COVID-19 pandemic.