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ASCO Addresses Changes in Cancer Care Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and its affiliate organization the Association for Clinical Oncology announced the results of a survey that addressed the changes in cancer care due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.1

Specifically, the results tracked the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer clinical trials, highlighted a new research initiative to address the data gap on the effect of COVID-19 on individuals with cancer, and detailed possible next steps in the delivery of cancer care as systems begin to prepare for life after COVID-19.

“COVID-19 is placing an incredible strain on the cancer care system, causing tragic results for some patients with cancer and their families, but there has also been an unprecedented response by the oncology community, which is coming together and adapting in new ways,” ASCO President Howard A….

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