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Howard S. Hochster, MD, FACP, on the Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Howard S. Hochster, MD, FACP, associate director for Clinical Research and director of Gastrointestinal Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute, as well as director of Oncology Research for RWJBarnabas Health, spoke with CancerNetwork® about the impact that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had on his practice and the changes that may occur to medicine in general.

At Rutgers Cancer Institute, Hochster indicated that they are switching everyone who does not have to come in for treatment over to telemedicine visits, which he suggested have been effective thus far. Additionally, they have begun screening every patient and employee who enters the building to ensure the safety of everyone who must be treated within the facility.

“So far, we’re managing to more or less conduct business as usual, still at this date, as we consider cancer an essential service,” said…

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