Coronavirus

Better Treatment Is on the Way as Doctors Know More about the Tricks of Novel Coronavirus

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board On February 11, weeks into the COVID-19 outbreak, the novel coronavirus was officially called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as most patients showed mild to severe respiratory illness. Doctors shared the same concept, based largely on commonly observed…...

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Why Are Men More Vulnerable to COVID-19? Research Is Gradually Uncovering the Truth

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board Early in February, Dr. Sabra Klein, a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, noticed a sex difference in COVID-19 infections based on reports emerging from China. She felt…...

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To Do the Therapy & MRI Follow-up or Not in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic: “New Normal” Treatment Guidelines for Brain Tumor Patients

Note: This is part two of Dr. Michael Wang’s series that specifically addresses Brain Cancer Treatment during the Coronavirus Pandemic. You can read part one here. Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board In addition to surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the other two major medical procedures…...

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To Do the Surgery or Not in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic: “New Normal” Treatment Guidelines for Brain Tumor Patients

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board With today being the first day of May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month, I wish to highlight for you a recently produced set of best practices and guidelines pertaining to brain cancer and COVID-19. Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the…...

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Antibody Testing May Not Give You the Back-to-Work Safety Pass as Expected

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board With a phased reopening starting.....

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“Healthy People” Near You May Quietly Spread Coronavirus

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infection cases has reached 570,000 in the U.S., which is the highest figure in the world. “Tens of millions of Americans have been staying at homes for weeks; why are so many new cases…...

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Coronavirus and Pets

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board Cancer patients living with their pets may be becoming nervous because several recent news reports revealed......

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Infection Threat from Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients Around You

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The recently announced extension of social distancing guidelines through the end of April is an important step taken by the U.S. federal government to slow down the spread of coronavirus. But the overall picture of the COVID-19 pandemic is still very…...

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‘Should I Continue my Scheduled Cancer Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic?’ And Other Questions Answered

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 1.4 million. With varying public health responses across countries, there is still no clear prediction for when the number of cases will peak. This severe situation creates challenges for cancer patients…...

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What Should Cancer Patients Do to Prevent COVID-19 Infection?

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board The pandemic associated with coronavirus disease COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for someone with cancer, whose body’s primary defense mechanism, the human immune system, is weaker than that of a healthy person. Simply put, so-called immunosuppressed individuals are at higher risk of…...

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