The pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has become a global crisis with a growing number of mortalities and morbidities worldwide. Despite performing numerous researches, there are still considerable unrevealed details regarding the long-term complications and post-infection immunity of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Based on pathophysiological features, SARS-CoV-2 may act similarly as an oncovirus in the lung. This letter summarized three possible oncogenic mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 that may be associated with lung cancer development.
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Oncovirus, Lung cancer, Lung fibrosis