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Medical Groups Release Recommendations for Breast Cancer Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

A number of expert medical societies developed new joint recommendations for the prioritization, treatment and triage of patients with breast cancer during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to paper published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.1

The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Radiology (ACR) combined to create these recommendations to help determine which patients need urgent care, and which patients can safely have treatment delayed to help hospitals accommodate COVID-19 patients.2

“The implementation of these recommendations for patient triage, which are based on the highest level available evidence, must be adapted to…

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