In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, the author fears that after decades of progress in detecting, treating, and preventing many types of cancers, this nation could face a “cancer pandemic” in the next ten years as a result of this delay in routine screenings. These missed cancer screenings will likely result in delayed cancer diagnoses, recurrence […]
In this commentary from The Lancet, the author suggests that COVID-19 is not a pandemic, but a syndemic, which is defined as a set of linked health problems involving two or more afflictions, interacting synergistically, and contributing to excess burden of disease in a population. The syndemic approach reveals biological and social interactions that are […]
Although still a lower projection from a month ago, the IHME model increase is due to “many states experiencing flatter and thus longer epidemic peaks.” It also said that coronavirus deaths across the country are not falling “very quickly” after their estimated peak.
This JAMA “Viewpoint” outlines the frameworks that should be used to inform decisions about how to modify cancer treatment based on patient and cancer-specific factors during these unprecedented COVID-19 times.
A comprehensive guide from the American Medical Association (AMA), which includes information for those who want to support communities severely impacted by COVID-19, including the how and where to volunteer and all things to consider.
Listen to this podcast from Rafael Fonseca, MD, interim executive director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, as they discuss specific measures the Mayo Clinic has taken for developing in-house testing.
Patients with advanced cancer are at a much higher risk for bad outcomes with a coronavirus diagnosis. For oncologists, this means there can be absolutely no room for complacency. What can you do to be prepared?