Michael K Gibson: Impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients and treatment plans
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Editorial Board member Dr Michael K Gibson, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, joins touchONCOLOGY in a remote interview to discuss the challenges in adjusting treatment plans for oncology patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the advantages of telemedicine and digital health as the situation constantly changes globally, and we continue to adapt and learn more each day.
1. What is the current COVID-19 outbreak situation in USA and what measures have the government taken to control and manage the spread of the virus? (0:08)
2. How does chemotherapy and radiotherapy effect patients’ susceptibility to COVID-19? (1:15)
3. How is the COVID-19 outbreak affecting consultations between patients and oncologists? (3:23)
4. What extra precautions should cancer patients take and what advice would you give to family members and caregivers of cancer patients? (4:45)
5. How does infection with COVID-19 affect the treatment plan for patients? (6:25)
6. What have we learnt from this experience so far? (8:12)
Michael K Gibson has no conflicts of interest to declare in relation to this video.
Commissioned, edited and funded by Touch Medical Media
Published: 24 April 2020
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