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Michael K Gibson: Impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients and treatment plans

Published Online: April 24th 2020

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.

Questions

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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