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ASH 2020 | CLL and COVID-19: patient outcomes

Lindsey Roeker, MD, CLL Program, Leukemia Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, outlines her ASH 2020 presentation on a worldwide study examining the outcomes for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and COVID-19. The study found that patients with CLL hospitalized for COVID-19 had a case fatality rate of 30-34% and advanced patient age at the time of COVID-19 diagnosis was an independent predictor for overall survival. This interview took place during the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2020.


Dr Lindsey Roeker, MD, has received research funding from the American Society of Hematology and Pfizer; has done consultancy work with AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Pharmacyclics, Vaniam Group and Verastem; and has a minority ownership interest in AbbVie and Abbott Laboratories.

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