Journal article

Recommendations for head and neck surgical oncology practice in a setting of acute severe resource constraint during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international consensus

Hisham Mehanna, John C Hardman, Jared A Shenson, Ahmad K Abou-Foul, Michael C Topf, Mohammad AlFalasi, Jason YK Chan, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Velda Ling Yu Chow, Andreas Dietz, Johannes J Fagan, Christian Godballe, Wojciech Golusinski, Akihiro Homma, Sefik Hosal, N Gopalakrishna Iyer, Cyrus Kerawala, Yoon Woo Koh, Anna Konney, Luiz P Kowalski Show all

The Lancet Oncology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

The speed and scale of the global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented pressures on health services worldwide, requiring new methods of service delivery during the health crisis. In the setting of severe resource constraint and high risk of infection to patients and clinicians, there is an urgent need to identify consensus statements on head and neck surgical oncology practice. We completed a modified Delphi consensus process of three rounds with 40 international experts in head and neck cancer surgical, radiation, and medical oncology, representing 35 international professional societies and national clinical trial groups. Endorsed by 39 societies and professional bodies, these c..

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