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Florence Joly, ESMO 2020 – Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Treatments and the Psychological Impact on Patients

Published Online: October 1st 2020
Authors: Florence Joly,

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a direct impact on cancer care. Prof. Florence Joly discusses the challenges and lessons learned when treating patients with cancer during the pandemic and lockdown period. The late-breaking abstract ‘Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on management of medical cancer treatments and psychological consequence for the patients’ (LBA69) was presented at the Virtual 2020 ESMO Congress in September 2020.

Questions

  1. What have been the direct effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of cancer treatment? (0:16)
  2. What are the challenges for patients receiving cancer treatment during the pandemic? (1:37)
  3. What have been the psychological consequences for patients and how can we best support them? (3:01)
  4. What will be the impact of the predicted post-COVID-19 economic downturn and recession on cancer care? (4:04)
  5. What lessons have we learned for the future? (5:06)
  6. What key messages should physicians consider when treating patients with cancer during the pandemic? (6:48)

Speaker Disclosure: Florence Joly has nothing to disclose in relation to this interview.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media Ltd.

Filmed in coverage of the Virtual 2020 ESMO Congress.

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