Journal article

Practical Considerations for Treating Patients With Cancer in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Eva Segelov, Craig Underhill, Hans Prenen, Christos Karapetis, Christopher Jackson, Louise Nott, Tim Clay, Nick Pavlakis, Sabe Sabesan, Ellen Heywood, Christopher Steer, Carrie Lethborg, Hui K Gan, Desmond Yip, Narayan Karanth, Deme Karikios, C Raina MacIntyre

JCO ONCOLOGY PRACTICE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Cancer has become a prevalent disease, affecting millions of new patients globally each year. The COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching impacts around the world, causing substantial disruptions to health and health care systems that are likely to last for a prolonged period. Early data have suggested that having cancer is a significant risk factor for mortality from severe COVID-19. A diverse group of medical oncologists met to formulate detailed practical advice on systemic anticancer treatments during this crisis. In the context of broad principles, issues including risks of treatment, principles of prioritizing resources, treatment of elderly patients, and psychosocial impact are discu..

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