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.
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. […]
Pia Kvistborg, ESMO 2020 – The ORF1ab of SARS-CoV-2 Encodes an Immunodominant Epitope Restricted by HLA-A*01:01
touchONCOLOGY meets Dr Pia Kvistborg at the Virtual 2020 ESMO Congress to discuss the presentation of her late-breaking abstract ‘The ORF1ab of SARS-CoV-2 encodes an immunodominant epitope restricted by HLA-A*01:01’ (LBA73) and initial findings from her recent study. Questions How did your collaboration with Andrea Cossarizza on SARS-CoV-2 come about? (0:12) How have you applied […]
Protecting your patients and yourself during COVID-19: A practical guide for cancer nurses
Watch a panel of eminent 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 eminent cancer nursing experts discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care delivery in Europe, including how patients and their families are themselves affected, and may be best supported during this time.
- 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
George Goshua, EHA 2020: Endotheliopathy is Essential in COVID-19 Associated Coagulopathy
Dr George Goshua (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA) shares with us his insights into the role of endotheliopathy in the development of coagulopathy in patients with COVID-19. Questions: 1. How common is coagulopathy in COVID-19 infection and who is at greatest risk? (0:03) 2. What is known about the role of […]
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