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Data on the prevalence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection in children,1- 4 and in children with cancer specifically have been limited. Less than 1% of cases reported from China were in children younger than 10 years.3 The MSK Kids pediatric program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is one of the largest pediatric cancer programs in the US. Starting in mid-March, 2020, we instituted a screening and testing plan to mitigate risk associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Corresponding Author: Andrew L. Kung, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065 (email@example.com).
Accepted for Publication: April 27, 2020.
Published Online: May 13, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2028
Author Contributions: Drs Boulad and Kung had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: Boulad, Kung.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Boulad, Kung.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Mauguen, Kung.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Bouvier, Kung.
Supervision: Kamboj, Kung.
Funding/Support: These studies were supported by internal institutional funding from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: We thank the healthcare providers who conducted the SARS-CoV-2 testing and responded to COVID-19 illness described in this report.
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