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Clinical Oncologists on Caring for Patients with Cancer during COVID-19 Pandemic

In a webinar detailing what oncologists need to know during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, clinicians discussed the ways that their treatment practices have had to change and the ways they should continue to change.

The webinar, titled COVID-19 and Cancer Care: What Oncologists Need to Know Today, was led by Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, from the University of Texas Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. Additional panelists included Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, from Mount Sinai, Amelia A. Langston, MD, from the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, and Hope S. Rugo, MD, FASCO, from the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF.

In regard to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the workplace, the oncologists agreed that the primary changes have included:

  • Limitations to visitors allowed inside the hospital, with visitors only being allowed…

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