The Association for Clinical Oncology, ASCO's affiliated 501(c)(6) organization, is urging the White House and leaders in Congress to swiftly work together to meet the needs of patients and health-care professionals in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Monica Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO
In a letter to the President, Vice President, and leaders of the House and Senate, Monica Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, Chair of the Board of the Association for Clinical Oncology, said, “The longer this crisis continues, the more delays there will be in screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, which … poses significant risks to people with cancer and those at high risk of developing cancer.”
The letter urges leaders to take immediate action on several issues to help mitigate those harms. These recommendations are summarized here: