COVID-19: Information and resources

Corona COVIDThe constant news about the coronavirus can be worrying, especially for people with cancer and their families. Cancer and its treatment can lower your ability to fight infection. We have therefore put together information and resources about the coronavirus in general and especially for cancer patients, including specific (though very limited) information for sarcoma and GIST patients.



COVID-19 figures and statistics:

COVID-19 vaccines:

COVID-19 and cancer: Resources provided by medical societies and others

Further patient information:

Sarcoma- and GIST-specific information:


WECAN resources

WECAN LogoWECAN, the informal network of leaders of cancer patient umbrella organisations active in Europe, are providing informational resources about COVID-19 and about specific recommendations to their patient community. Here you find links to the COVID-19 resources provided on the websites of those patient organisations, which may link to additional relevant articles and tools for their specific disease area:

National patient groups around the world say "We are #HereForYou"

COVID-19 and the fact that you as cancer patients and survivors are considered a “risk group” causes a lot of uncertainties: A lot of you feel left alone with your fears and questions.

However, many of our national patient advocacy groups for sarcoma, GIST and desmoid patients keep on providing support and information to you – no matter the costs, obstacles or difficult circumstances!

Take a look at their statements and messages to you!


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