Guidance regarding COVID-19 for survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer: A statement from the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group

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Childhood, adolescent, and young adult (CAYA) cancer survivors may be at risk for a severe course of COVID-19. Little is known about the clinical course of COVID-19 in CAYA cancer survivors, or if additional preventive measures are warranted. We established a working group within the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group (IGHG) to summarize existing evidence and worldwide recommendations regarding evidence about factors/conditions associated with risk for a severe course of COVID-19 in CAYA cancer survivors, and to develop a consensus statement to provide guidance for healthcare practitioners and CAYA cancer survivors regarding COVID-19.


  • Lisanne C. Verbruggen
  • Yuehan Wang
  • Saro H. Armenian
  • Matthew J. Ehrhardt
  • Helena J.H. van der Pal
  • Elvira C. van Dalen
  • Jorrit W. van As
  • Edit Bardi
  • Katja Baust
  • Claire Berger
  • Elio Castagnola
  • Katie A. Devine
  • Judith Gebauer
  • Jordan Gilleland Marchak
  • Adam W. Glaser
  • Andreas H. Groll
  • Gabrielle M. Haeusler
  • Jaap den Hartogh
  • Riccardo Haupt
  • Miho Kato
  • Tomáš Kepák
  • Maria M.W. Koopman
  • Thorsten Langer
  • Miho Maeda
  • Gisela Michel
  • Monica Muraca
  • Paul C. Nathan
  • Selina R. van den Oever
  • Vesna Pavasovic
  • Satomi Sato
  • Fiona Schulte
  • Lillian Sung
  • Wim Tissing
  • Anne Uyttebroeck
  • Renée L. Mulder
  • Claudia Kuehni
  • Roderick Skinner
  • Melissa M. Hudson
  • Leontien C.M. Kremer
External organisations
  • City of Hope National Medical Center
  • St Jude Children´s Research Hospital, Memphis
  • University Hospital Bonn
  • Gaslini Children's Hospital
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  • Emory University
  • University Hospital Münster
  • University of Melbourne
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • University Hospital Brno
  • Nippon Medical School
  • University of Lucerne
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • University of Calgary
  • University Hospitals Leuven
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric Oncology/Hematology
  • Cochrane Childhood Cancer
  • St. Anna Children's Hospital
  • Kepler Universitätsklinikum
  • University Hospital Of Saint-Etienne
  • Paris Descartes University
  • University of Lübeck
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • University of Leeds
  • Dutch Childhood Cancer Parent Organisation (VOKK)
  • Okinawa Prefectural Nanbu Medical Center and Children's Medical Center
  • St. Luke's International University
  • University Medical Center Groningen
  • University of Bern
  • Academic Medical Center of University of Amsterdam (AMC)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Pediatrics


  • childhood adolescent and young adult (CAYA) cancer survivors, COVID-19, late effects of cancer treatment
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere28702
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec
Publication categoryResearch