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Scientist: Andrew Ip
Doctor Andrew Ip is a specialist in hematology/oncology at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, USA. He has been involved in research on tocilizumab use in COVID-19 patients.
Patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia often need to be mechanically intubated and have an increased mortality risk. Tocilizumab, a drug used against the cytokine storm underlying this clinical condition, has shown positive effects in clinical trials.
Interview with Dr Andrew Ip, a specialist in hematology/oncology at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, USA, who has been involved in research on tocilizumab use in COVID-19 patients. Why did you choose tocilizumab to treat patients with COVID-19 pneumonia? Tocilizumab is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor. ...
onDecember 2, 2020
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