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Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Agility and Collaboration Toward a Common Goal

Masumi Ueda, Renato Martins, Paul C. Hendrie, Terry McDonnell, Jennie R. Crews, Tracy L. Wong, Brittany McCreery, Barbara Jagels, Aaron Crane, David R. Byrd, Steven A. Pergam, Nancy E. Davidson, Catherine Liu, and F. Marc Stewart

The first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States was reported on January 20, 2020, in Snohomish County, Washington. 1 As of March 14, 2020, Washington state had 642 cases and 40 deaths. 2 In the United States

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Considerations for Use of Hematopoietic Growth Factors in Patients With Cancer Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Elizabeth A. Griffiths, Laura M. Alwan, Kimo Bachiashvili, Anna Brown, Rita Cool, Peter Curtin, Mark B. Geyer, Ivana Gojo, Avyakta Kallam, Wajih Z. Kidwai, Dwight D. Kloth, Eric H. Kraut, Gary H. Lyman, Sudipto Mukherjee, Lia E. Perez, Rachel P. Rosovsky, Vivek Roy, Hope S. Rugo, Sumithira Vasu, Martha Wadleigh, Peter Westervelt, and Pamela S. Becker

In December 2019, a cluster of acute respiratory illness, now known as “SARS-CoV-2–associated pneumonia” or “clinical COVID-19,” emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. 1 This illness has spread rapidly worldwide and as of June 12, 2020

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COVID-19 and Cancer Center Operations: Lessons Learned From the NCCN Best Practices Committee

Jessica M. Sugalski, Theresa Franco, Lawrence N. Shulman, Elizabeth Souza, Ephraim Hochberg, Anne Chiang, Scott Lawrence, Diana Krause, and Timothy Kubal

, two-thirds of community hospitals are affiliated with a larger hospital system. 2 During the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to shift appropriate care away from the main cancer center to network sites in surrounding communities was a key coping

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COVID-19 Affects JNCCN

Margaret Tempero

, Texas hospitals at this very moment are scrambling for beds and ventilators, and other states are facing similar crises. This will be a long road to recovery. Surprisingly, COVID-19 has affected JNCCN too. The first thing we noticed was a flood of

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Telemedicine Adoption in an NCI-Designated Cancer Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Report on Patient Experience of Care

Krupal B. Patel, Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Kea Turner, Brian D. Gonzalez, Laura B. Oswald, Heather S.L. Jim, Oliver T. Nguyen, Young-Rock Hong, Nasrin Aldawoodi, Biwei Cao, Xuefeng Wang, Dana E. Rollison, Edmondo J. Robinson, Cristina Naso, and Philippe E. Spiess

Background The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic presented a significant challenge in delivering timely and value-based care to patients with cancer. Patients with cancer are at increased risk for COVID-19–related morbidity and mortality 1 ; thus

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Telehealth Delivery of Tobacco Cessation Treatment in Cancer Care: An Ongoing Innovation Accelerated by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Cancer Center Cessation Initiative Telehealth Working Group

Background The COVID-19 pandemic precipitated a rapid transformation in US healthcare delivery. Providers and systems abruptly shifted from in-person to virtual telehealth visits using digital video and audio tools. 1 Healthcare systems rapidly

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Flirting With Disaster: COVID-19 and Cancer

Margaret Tempero

ambulate with a walker, but every step is painful due to severe sciatica. Of course, because of her living situation, I was told to take her for a COVID-19 test before her minor surgical procedure, which would mean a 4-hour round-trip drive for me and a

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COVID-19 and Cancer: Unintended Consequences

Margaret Tempero

importantly, about the safety of our patients. COVID-19 and cancer is a very bad combination. But the fight to protect patients with cancer from COVID-19 is only part of the story; more trouble is coming. Many have wondered why clinic volumes are down and why

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EPR22-116: The Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients Receiving Chemo and Immunotherapies

Matthew Rendo, Chung Ting Kou, Jason Okulicz, Thomas Gibbons, Manuel Caballero, and Joshua Fenderson

INTRODUCTION : The National Cancer Comprehensive Network (NCCN) has advised vaccination against COVID-19 in all patients undergoing chemotherapy and immunotherapy. There is limited data on how cancer-targeted therapies impact COVID-19

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EPR21-038: Characterizing Surgical Oncology Cases During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Youmna Ashraf Sherif, Sukriti Bansal, Rachel W. Davis, Marcia Barnett, Umang M. Parikh, Hunter Bechtold, Hudson Holmes, Ahmad N. Elhajj, Jed G. Nuchtern, Chad T. Wilson, and Cary Hsu

Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on healthcare delivery systems. Surgery, anesthesia, emergency, and intensive care services have been heavily affected by the pandemic. Multiple national surgical organizations in the