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Covid-19: cancer patients impacted worldwide Across the world patients with cancer, those undergoing treatment or at point of diagnosis, have suffered greatly due to disruption or partial care services because of the coronavirus pandemic says ESMO – an international organization dedicated to cancer care across the world, with over... search all news

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Impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on cancer treatment: the patients' perspective. Background The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, has inevitable consequences for medical care of patients without COVID-19. To assess the impact of this pandemic on oncological care, a nationwide survey was conducted among...

The experience on coronavirus disease 2019 and cancer from an oncology hub institution in Milan, Lombardy Region. The outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-related disease (coronavirus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) has spread rapidly to a pandemic proportion, increasing the demands on health systems for the containment and management of COVID-19. Cancer has been reported as a...

The paradoxical effects of COVID-19 on cancer care: current context and potential lasting impacts. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has fundamentally disrupted the practice of oncology, shifting care onto virtual platforms, rearranging the logistics and economics of running a successful clinical practice and research, and in some contexts, redefining what treatments patients with cancer...

The impact of COVID-19 on the cancer care of adolescents and young adults and their well-being: results from an online survey conducted in the early stages of the pandemic. Background: Because of the global spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), oncology departments across the world have rapidly adapted their cancer care protocols to balance the risk of delaying cancer treatments and the risk of COVID-19 exposure. COVID-19 and associated changes may have an...

Impact of the first wave of COVID-19 on pediatric oncology and hematology: a report from the French society of pediatric oncology. Data regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) description are still limited in pediatric oncology. The French society of pediatric oncology (SFCE) initiated a study to better describe COVID-19 in patients followed in French pediatric oncology and hematology wards. All patients diagnosed with...

Management of non-invasive tumours, benign tumours and breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: recommendations based on a Latin American survey. Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed health systems across the world, both in general hospitals and in oncology institutes or centres. For cancer specialists, particularly breast cancer (BC), the COVID-19 pandemic represents a combination of challenges since the hospital resources and...


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