The Epidemiology of Tumors of the AOU Maggiore della Carità of Novara and of the University of Eastern Piedmont leads and collaborates in some studies focusing on the new Coronavirus.
OnCovid is a retrospective and non-interventional observational study whose general purpose is to describe the characteristics of COVID-19 infection in cancer patients, study its severity in this population and evaluate long-term outcomes by reviewing the medical records of patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection and malignant tumors.
The UnIRSa Cohort Study is a cohort study that will follow a group of patients who have developed COVID-19, overcoming the disease, for a year (possibly even longer in the case of long-term immunity) in order to evaluate the antibody response .
The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the immune response in COVID-19 patients according to different severity of the disease and at times other than resolution. Secondary objectives: to evaluate the immune response to specific SARS-CoV-2 epitopes and to determine the efficacy of specific anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies as neutralizing agents.
Finally, a study on mortality predictors is underway in a sample of 486 patients over the age of 18 and with a confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, evaluating clinical and laboratory variables.