There have been some concerns that the immunomodulatory effect of PD-1 blockade may influence the response of patients with cancer to COVID-19.
Victoria Forster, PhD
Victoria Forster is a postdoctoral research scientist and freelance science writer. Her research interests include; DNA repair deficiencies, pediatric cancers, stem cell and organoid models for cancer development and cancer treatment-related side effects. She is also a 25-year survivor of childhood leukemia and an advocate for childhood cancer awareness. She has bylines in several outlets including The Times, The Guardian, Forbes, and Cancer Therapy Advisor.