KSAT 12: People with cancer and COVID-19 twice as likely to die, new study says

Dr. Ruben Mesa, director of the Mays Cancer Center, was interviewed about the new study in The Lancet featuring data from the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium.

Mesa said the results from the nearly 1,000 patients showed the death rate of cancer patients who contract COVID-19 is about 13%, twice the rate of the general population.

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