An Introduction to COVID-19
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The impact on the medical community has been huge, not only on the front line of medical care but also for those navigating patient treatment during this unprecedented situation.
The touchONCOLOGY expert faculty have been sharing their experiences and advice during this challenging time through video interviews and short articles.
COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia: What Can We Expect?
touchREVIEWS in Oncology & Haematology. 2021;17(1):Online ahead of journal publication
Advanced age and other comorbid conditions put patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) at an increased risk of morbidity and mortality from SARS-CoV-2 infection, with early studies showing case fatality rates of over 30% in patients with CLL with symptomatic COVID-19.1,2 As the vaccination against COVID-19 is becoming available for use in the general population, its […]
Mark Lawler, European Cancer Summit 2020 – Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on us all, but particularly patients with cancer. Prof. Mark Lawler tells touchONCOLOGY about the data he presented at this year’s European Cancer Summit, the challenges patients with cancer face as a result of the pandemic, and steps taken to help mitigate this effect. Questions You presented […]
Florence Joly, ESMO 2020 – Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Treatments and the Psychological Impact on Patients
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 […]
Trisha M Wise-Draper, ESMO 2020 – The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium Registry (CCC19) and Systemic Cancer Treatment-related Outcomes in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Assoc. Prof. Trisha Wise-Draper joins touchONCOLOGY to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 in cancer care and lessons learned through the findings of the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium Registry (CCC19). The late-breaking abstract ‘Systemic cancer treatment-related outcomes in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection: A CCC19 registry analysis’ (LBA71) was presented at the Virtual 2020 ESMO Congress, […]
Deborah Doroshow, ESMO 2020 – COVID-19 and Cancer Outcomes Study (CCOS): Disparities in Cancer during the COVID-19 Pandemic
touchONCOLOGY joins Dr Deborah Doroshow to discuss the recent COVID-19 and Cancer Outcomes Study (CCOS), and how the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disparities in cancer care. Dr Doroshow presented her late-breaking abstract, ‘Disparities in cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: COVID-19 and cancer outcomes study (CCOS)‘ (LBA74) at the Virtual 2020 ESMO Congress, 19–21 September 2020. […]
Protecting your patients and yourself during COVID-19: A practical guide for cancer nurses
Watch a panel of cancer nursing experts from Europe discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted cancer care working practices, the need to maintain a healthy workforce, as well as practical measures to support cancer care nurses during the pandemic.
- Outline how working practices have changed, and current challenges in delivering effective infection and control measures during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Discuss how changing working practices during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the psychosocial and mental health of nurses
- Describe how cancer care working practices may be tailored to ensure resilience, and prevent burnout and compassion fatigue of nurses for the safe delivery of cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Supportive Care in Cancer During COVID-19
On June 25, 2020, a panel of MASCC experts led a virtual discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts cancer patients and how healthcare professionals can support them during the pandemic. Topics included the next steps after the crisis is resolved; precautions to take in the months ahead with a potential second wave; and the impact on […]
Thromboprophylaxis – A Neglected Front in Hospitalised Patients with COVID-19 in Pakistan
European Oncology & Haematology. 2020;16(1):14-5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/EOH.2020.16.1.14
As of June 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across 188 countries infecting more than 10 million people worldwide.1 Despite its proximity to China, Pakistan’s death toll from the virus, as of the end of June 2020, has fortunately remained under 5,000;1 however, the reported number of cases continues to increase and the death toll is […]
Managing the needs of cancer patients during COVID-19: A practical guide for cancer nurses
Watch a panel of cancer nursing experts discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care delivery in Europe, including how the pandemic has impacted cancer patients and their families and practical strategies to support cancer treatment and care for patients during the pandemic.
- Recognise the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care provision and which cancer patients are most at risk
- Outline the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the psychosocial and mental health of patients with cancer and their families and identify opportunities to review patients’ psychological and mental health during their cancer care delivery
- Describe practical support measures that cancer care nurses can use to help patients with cancer and their families overcome practical, psychosocial and mental health difficulties during the COVID-19 outbreak
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