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The staff of The ASCO Post recognizes the steady flow of news on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Here, we've compiled a list of links to articles and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a report you'd like to share, please e-mail it to us at editor@ascopost.com.

Direct From ASCO: COVID-19 Resources for Oncology Professionals

ASCO has developed and compiled resources to support oncology professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include evidence-based answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about clinical care of patients with cancer, a centralized collection of links to credible sources, the latest decisions about impacted ASCO meetings and programs, and oncologist-vetted information for patients. This page will be updated regularly as the COVID-19 public health situation evolves.

Ongoing

Coronavirus: What People With Cancer Should Know (via National Cancer Institute)

Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know (via Cancer.Net)

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (via Johns Hopkins)

COVID-19 Response Tools (via Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (via FDA.gov)

Telemedicine Amid COVID-19 (via AMA Physician Innovation Network)

COVID-19 Resources From NCCN (via NCCN)

Cancer and Coronavirus Resources (via UICC)

COVID-19 Resources (via ASH)

COVID-19 Conversations With the Experts (via LUNGevity)

COVID-19 Financial Resources for People With Cancer (via Cancer.Net)

July 29

Modeling Study Aims to Estimate the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Deaths in England (via ascopost.com)

July 28

Are Patients With a Longer-Established Diagnosis of Cancer at Higher Risk for More Severe Infection or Death From COVID-19? (via ascopost.com)

In Light of COVID-19 Pandemic, Reassessment of Childhood Cancer Care Delivery May Be Needed (via Oncology Nursing News)

July 25

The Need for Solid Data During a Global Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Two Cohort Studies Identify Risk Factors for Mortality in Patients With Cancer and COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Survey Finds Changes to Physician–Patient Communication During COVID-19 (via Targeted Oncology)

July 24

Cancer Is Not Going Away During COVID-19: Physician-in-Chief Lisa DeAngelis Shares Why Patients Need to Get Back to the Clinic (via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Lowy: COVID-19 Pandemic Inspired New “Shortcuts” in NCI Clinical Trials (via The Cancer Letter)

July 23

Updated CCC19 Data Offer Insights on Treatment for Patients With Cancer and COVID-19 Infection (via ascopost.com)

As Coronavirus Continues to Spread in the U.S., the Clinical Trials Cancer Patients Rely on Are Disappearing (via TIME)

July 22

Study Finds Higher Risk for COVID-19 Infection Among Minorities and Patients With Cancer (via ascopost.com)

July 21

In Keynote Lecture, Anthony Fauci, MD, Explores What We Know About COVID-19 and What’s Being Done to Combat It (via ascopost.com)

Cancer Survivors Are Adhering to COVID-19–Related Preventive Behaviors, but Continuity of Care May Be Impacted (via ascopost.com)

July 20

Will COVID-19 Permanently Change Cancer Care? (via National Academies)

July 19

Coping With Physician Depression in the Era of COVID-19 (via Targeted Oncology)

July 16

Once a Relic of Medical History, Radiation Emerges as an Intriguing—and Divisive—Treatment for Covid-19 (via STAT)

Telemedicine for Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19 (via JAMA Oncology)

When a Cancer Patient Tests Positive for Covid-19 (via Harvard Business Review)

July 15

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Generates Immune Response, Deemed Safe (via ascopost.com)

The Crucial Need for Cancer Treatment and Screening During COVID-19 (via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Cancer Patient Organizations Critically Affected by COVID-19 (via Medscape)

Discordance of COVID‐19 Guidelines for Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review (via Journal of Surgical Oncology)

July 10

Caught At The Intersection Of Cancer And Covid-19, Trying To Weather The Storm (via Forbes)

July 9

COVID-19 Is Forcing Us to Rethink Clinical Trials for Cancer Treatments (via Scientific American)

July 7

I Can’t Wait to Resume My Work in Breast Cancer Research (via Breast Cancer Now)

June 30

FDA Takes Action to Help Facilitate Timely Development of Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccines (via FDA.gov)

Responding to Coronavirus, Cancer Researchers Reimagine Clinical Trials (via Cancer Currents Blog)

June 29

Mortality Risk in Patients With COVID-19 and Thoracic Malignancies: Initial Report From the TERAVOLT Registry Study (via ascopost.com)

June 26

Podcast: COVID-19 Research From the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program (via ascopost.com)

June 25

COVID-19 and Patients With Cancer: A Call to Action for Trainees (via ascopost.com)

ASCO Survey on Early Impact of COVID-19 on Performance of Oncology Clinical Trials (via ascopost.com)

Study Identifies Potential Approach to Treat Severe Respiratory Distress in Patients With COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

COVID-19 Is Expected to Have Long-term Impact on Oncology Practices (via OncLive)

June 24

Results of a COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) Cohort Study (via ascopost.com)

COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights the Importance of Real World Data in Oncology (via Oncology Nursing News)

June 23

COVID-19 May Lead to 10,000 Excess Deaths Due to Breast, Colorectal Cancers (via Healio)

June 22

Factors Associated With COVID-19 Infection Severity in Patients With Cancer: Wuhan City Study (via ascopost.com)

June 19

Ignoring Cancer Care Now May Trade One Public Health Crisis—Covid-19—for Another, NCI Chief Warns (via STAT)

June 18

UKCCMP Prospective Cohort Study of COVID-19 Mortality in Patients With Cancer (via ascopost.com)

FDA Takes Additional Action to Harness Real-World Data to Inform COVID-19 Response Efforts (via FDA.gov)

June 16

Retrospective Study of Characteristics and Outcomes in Patients With Cancer Hospitalized With COVID-19 in Hubei (via ascopost.com)

‘We Have a Job To Do’: Cancer Patients and Their Doctors Carry On With Clinical Trials During Covid-19 (via STAT)

June 16

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chembio Antibody Test (via FDA.gov)

Facilitating Diagnostic Test Availability for Asymptomatic Testing and Sample Pooling (via FDA.gov)

June 15

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine (via FDA.gov)

Applying Telemedicine, Informatics to Cancer Care: COVID-19 and Beyond (via Clinical Oncology News)

Coronavirus Has a Massive Impact on Cancer Care (via Bloomberg)

June 12

Factors Associated With All-Cause 30-Day Mortality in Patients With Cancer Infected With COVID-19: CCC19 Database Analysis (via ascopost.com)

Preliminary Data Suggests Low-Dose Radiation May Be Successful Treatment For Severe Covid-19 (via Forbes)

Focus is On Safety and Solidarity For Cancer Patients During COVID-19 (via Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

June 11

Hospitals Are Bracing For a Spike in Cancer Patients as Covid Ebbs (via Bloomberg)

American Cancer Society Reductions in Wake of Fundraising Drop from Coronavirus Pandemic (via American Cancer Society)

June 10

Cancer and COVID-19: Considerations About Neutropenia, Anemia, and Thrombocytopenia (via ascopost.com)

ACS Survey Finds COVID-19 Health Impact Increasing on Patients With Cancer (via ascopost.com)

App Calculates Risk of Delaying Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

June 9

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pediatric Cancer Care in Latin America (via ascopost.com)

How Cancer Diagnoses Are Missed When Symptoms Mimic COVID-19 (via Here & Now)

June 5

Calquence Showed Improvement In Small Group Of Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients (via Forbes)

June 4

APSHO Statement on Oncology APs During COVID-19 (via APSHO.org)

May 30

NCI Director: COVID-19 Having 'Profound' Effects on Cancer Outcomes, Research (via Healio)

May 29

Patients With Cancer—Especially Progressive Disease—Infected With COVID-19 May Have an Increased Risk of Death (via ascopost.com)

Study Finds Patients With Lung Cancer Infected With COVID-19 Are at High Risk for Hospitalization (via ascopost.com)

FDA Takes Steps to Streamline Development of Tests With At-Home Sample Collection (via FDA.gov)

Bringing a Cancer Doctor’s Perspective to FDA’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (via FDA.gov)

May 27

FDA Provides New Tool to Aid Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests That Detect SARS-CoV-2 Infection (via FDA.gov)

Navigating COVID-19: Self-Care Strategies for Oncology Professionals (via Oncology Nurse Advisor)

May 26

Finding, and Curing, Cancers May Be Another Casualty of Coronavirus (via The New York Times)

May 25

From the Front Lines: Perspectives on How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Impacting Oncology Care (via ascopost.com)

Treating Patients With Leukemia During the COVID-19 Era at MD Anderson Cancer Center (via ascopost.com)

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Propelling the Delivery of Home Care for Patients With Cancer (via ascopost.com)

Evolving Insights Into COVID-19 and Cancer Care (via ascopost.com)

Overcoming the Challenges of Presenting the ASCO Annual Meeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Gynecologic Oncologist Describes His New Normal in a New York Hospital (via ascopost.com)

Brain Cancer Prepared Me for the Isolation and Uncertainty of the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Is Estrogen Protective Against COVID-19? (via ascopost.com)

COVID-19 Evidence Accelerator Leverages Real-World Data (via ascopost.com)

NIH Begins ­Clinical Trial of Combination Regimen to Treat COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Novel Imaging Application Illuminates Processes in Cancer, COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Roswell Park Investigators Study Immunotherapy Combination in Patients With Cancer Infected With COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

NIH Aims to Quantify Undetected Cases of Coronavirus Infection (via ascopost.com)

Weathering the Storm: Managing Older Adults with Breast Cancer Amid COVID-19 and Beyond (via JNCI)

Fear of Covid Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment (via The New York Times)

May 23

Coronavirus Adds to Health Risks of Ailing 9/11 Responders (via Bloomberg)

May 22

ASTRO Survey Finds Fewer Patients Visiting Radiation Oncology Clinics, Despite Enhanced COVID-19 Safety Measures (via ascopost.com)

Community Oncology Practices Face Merger Pressure, Declining Visits Since COVID-19 (via Healio)

More Than 200 International Cancer Trials Suspended Due to COVID-19 (via Medscape)

The Impact of COVID-19 on Childhood Cancer Research (via Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

May 21

COVID-19 Infection in Pediatric Patients With Cancer (via ascopost.com)

Lessons Learned on Rotation at COVID-19 Inpatient Service at New York City Hospital (via ascopost.com)

FDA Provides Promised Transparency for Antibody Tests (via FDA.gov)

COVID-19: Consequences for Higher Education (via The Lancet Oncology)

May 20

ASCO Special Report Provides Guidance to Oncology Practices on Resuming Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Online Guide Offers Tips for Communicating With Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Do Men Treated With ADT for Prostate Cancer Have a Lower Risk of Acquiring COVID-19? (via ascopost.com)

Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via Cancer Network)

Dana-Farber to Test Blood Cancer Drug in COVID-19 Patients (via Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

May 19

NIH-Led ACTIV Program for the Development of COVID-19 Vaccines (via ascopost.com)

How to Use Telehealth in Cancer Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond (via HealthLeaders)

May 18

Cancer Care at Tata Memorial Centre During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results (via The New York Times)

May 17

My Cancer Doesn’t Care About the Coronavirus (via The New York Times)

May 15

10 Changes I Will Make in My Oncology Practice as a Result of COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Sharpless: COVID-19 Threatens to Reverse Long-Running Trend of Decreasing Cancer Mortality (via The Cancer Letter)

May 14

New Study Shows Patients With Cancer Had Lower Rates of Detected COVID-19 Antibodies vs Health-Care Workers (via ascopost.com)

AMA Cautions About Limitations of Antibody Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (via AMA)

Pediatric Oncology Care Providers Encouraged to Share Data on Patients With COVID-19 (via Cancer Therapy Advisor)

Distinguishing Interstitial Lung Disease From COVID-19 Infection in Patients Treated With EGFR-TKIs (via Cancer Therapy Advisor)

May 13

Cancer vs COVID-19: Clinical Trial Research During the Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

How the Lung Cancer Community Came Together During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Summary of International Recommendations in 23 Languages for Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via The Lancet)

New Yorkers Adjusting Cancer Treatments Over COVID Concerns (via The City)

May 12

Don’t Touch Me With a 6-Foot Pole (via ascopost.com)

Half of Surveyed Cancer Researchers Report Their Work Is on Hold Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

If my Coronavirus Test Comes Back Positive, It Will Stop My Cancer Treatment (via The Guardian)

Mikkael A. Sekeres, MD, on Cancer Treatment in the Age of COVID-19: Personal Observations

May 11

Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer (via ascopost.com)

Ongoing Efforts Toward Vaccine Development for COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

I Have Multiple Myeloma and Am Concerned About the Coronavirus (via ascopost.com)

Men Have High Levels of Enzyme Key to COVID-19 Infection, Study Finds (via Reuters)

May 9

FDA Authorizes First Antigen Test to Help in the Rapid Detection of the Virus that Causes COVID-19 in Patients (via FDA.gov)

May 8

Prioritizing Patients With Metastatic Disease for Palliative Radiotherapy (via ascopost.com)

FDA Authorizes First Diagnostic Test Using At-Home Collection of Saliva Specimens (via FDA.gov)

NCI Receives $306 Million in New Money for COVID-19 Serology Test Research (via The Cancer Letter)

Democratic Senators Call for $26B in Next COVID-19 Relief Package to Support Research Workforce (via The Cancer Letter)

May 7

Reduction in Cancer Diagnoses in the Netherlands During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Community Cancer Practices Battered by Closures, Now COVID-19 (via Medscape)

COVID-19 Response May Lead to Lasting Changes in Cancer Care (via Healio)

Palliative Care for Patients With Cancer in the COVID-19 Era (via JAMA Oncology)

May 6

Mortality Rate of Patients With Cancer and COVID-19 in a New York Hospital (via ascopost.com)

Testosterone-Reducing Therapy May Aid Against Virus, Study Shows (via Bloomberg)

May 5

Treating Colorectal Cancer in the Time of COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

A Cancer Patient Reconsiders her End-of-Life Wishes, as Covid-19 Brings Mortality Into Sharper Focus (via STAT)

I Have Cancer and I’m Just Trying to Stay Alive (via The Atlantic)

NCI Part of Federal Effort to Evaluate Antibody Tests for Novel Coronavirus (via National Cancer Institute

Should People With Lung Cancer Be Concerned About COVID-19 if They Are Treated With Radiotherapy? (via LUNGevity)

May 4

ASCO Survey on Early Impact of COVID-19 on the Performance of Oncology Clinical Trials (via ascopost.com)

On the Shoulders of Giants (via ascopost.com)

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Remdesivir for Treatment of Severe COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

AMA Launches Physician Guide for Reopening Medical Practices (via AMA)

The International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care Releases Its COVID-19 Position Statement (via Oncology Nurse Advisor)

Saad Z. Usmani, MD, on Delaying Upfront Autologous Transplant in the Era of COVID-19

Saad Z. Usmani, MD, on Posttransplant Care During COVID-19

Saad Z. Usmani, MD, on Community Oncologists Treating Myeloma During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Saad Z. Usmani, MD, on Myeloma Clinical Trials During COVID-19

Saad Z. Usmani, MD, on Decision Models for Front-Line Multiple Myeloma Therapy in the Era of COVID-19

 

May 1

Negotiating the Obstacles to Conducting Clinical Trials of Immunotherapy During the Coronavirus Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Safeguarding Cancer Care in a Post-COVID-19 World (via The Lancet Oncology)

Rafal Dziadziuszko, MD, PhD, on Helping Ease Oncology Patients’ Fears of Contracting COVID-19

Rafal Dziadziuszko, MD, PhD, on Using Telemedicine During the Pandemic: Experience in Poland

April 30

Allocating Ventilators in Times of Crisis: A Brave New World (via ascopost.com)

New Research Highlights Risk of Thromboembolic Complications in Patients With COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Cancer Research Offers Faster Ways to ID New Covid-19 Treatments (via STAT)

COVID-19, Health Inequalities and the Challenges of Cancer Nursing (via European Public Health Alliance)

April 29

Managing Multiple Myeloma During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

AACR 2020: Outcomes of COVID-19 Infection in Patients With vs Without Cancer: Analysis From 14 Hospitals (via ascopost.com)

AACR 2020: Mortality Rate in Patients With Thoracic Cancers Infected With COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Latest COVID-19 Relief Package Provides Funds for Hospitals, Testing, Small Businesses (via ASCO in Action)

Future COVID-19 Legislation Must Protect Patient Access to Cancer Care (via ASCO in Action)

Patients, Drug Makers Grapple With How to Continue Cancer Trials During the Coronavirus (via STAT)

Covid-19: Cancer Mortality Could Rise at Least 20% Because of Pandemic, Study Finds (The BMJ)

Cancer and Coronavirus – Long-Term Repercussions and Funding Issues (via UICC)

April 28

ASCO Shares New Clinical Trial Data, Initiatives, and Path Forward for Post–COVID-19 Cancer Care Delivery System (via ascopost.com)

Prognosis of Patients With Cancer and COVID-19: Outcomes From a Center in New York City (via ascopost.com)

Exclusive: U.S. Medical Testing, Cancer Screenings Plunge During Coronavirus Outbreak - Data Firm Analysis (via Reuters)

AMA Provides Ethics Guidance in the COVID-19 Pandemic (via AMA)

AMA Urges Stronger Federal Leadership on COVID-19 Testing (via AMA)

Quantifying the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients: A Technical Report of Patient Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic at a High-Volume Radiation Oncology Proton Center in New York City (via Cureus)

Patients With Certain Cancers Are Nearly Three Times as Likely to Die of COVID-19, Study Says (via The Washington Post)

Answers to Cancer, and Now COVID-19 (via Fred Hutch)

Health Equity Legislation Urgently Needed Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (via ACS CAN)

April 27

Hypercoagulability in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19: Where Do We Stand? (via ascopost.com)

AMA Announces New COVID-19 Health Equity Resources (via AMA)

Paolo A. Ascierto, MD, on Cancer Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The View From Southern Italy

 

Jacek Jassem, MD, PhD, on Fighting COVID-19 and Cancer: The View From Poland

 

April 24

One-Third of Cancer Surgeons Have Stopped Operating Due to Pandemic, Survey Finds (via The Telegraph)

April 23

COVID-19 Could Accelerate U.S. Biosimilar Uptake (via The Center for Biosimilars)

Experts in Oncology Review What COVID-19 Has Taught Them (via Pharmacy Times)

New Program Offers Patients Free Transportation to Cancer Appointments During COVID-19 Pandemic (via COA)

Staying at One’s Job to Maintain Employer-Based Health Insurance Among Cancer Survivors and Their Spouses/Partners (via JAMA Oncology)

COVID-19 Adds New Wrinkle in Shift to 2-Sided Risk in Oncology Care (via COA)

Joseph C. Alvarnas, MD, on the Increased Risk of Side Effects for Patients With Cancer and COVID-19

April 22

Potential Protective Effect of Ibrutinib Against Pulmonary Injury in Patients With COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

ACS Releases New Guidance to Help Health-Care Facilities Prepare for Resuming Elective Surgery Past COVID-19 Peak (via ascopost.com)

COVID-19 May Lead to Permanent Changes in Oncology Services (via Cancer Network)

7 Things to Know About COVID-19 Antibody Testing (via MD Anderson)

Will Coronavirus Restrictions Lead to More Advanced Cancers? (via WebMD)

April 21

April Is the Cruelest Month (via ascopost.com)

Survey Shows COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Patients’ Access to Cancer Care (via ascopost.com)

FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Patient At-Home Sample Collection (via ascopost.com)

Coronavirus Is Forcing Medical Research to Speed Up (via The New York Times)

April 20

A Segregated-Team Workflow Model During the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Cancer Center (via ascopost.com)

Celebrating the Role of Nurses in Meeting the Current Challenges of Cancer Care Delivery (via ascopost.com)

COVID-19: Impact on Cancer Workforce and Delivery of Care (via The Lancet Oncology)

AMA Urges Emergency Response Protections for Physicians (via AMA)

The Pandemic’s Hidden Victims: Sick or Dying, but Not From the Virus (via The New York Times)

Rapid and Repetitive COVID-19 Testing Needed for Cancer Care (via DocWire)

Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, on the Ongoing Battle Against COVID-19: Update From Italy

Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, on the Oncoming Waves of COVID-19: Italy’s Experience

 

April 19

CMS Issues Recommendations to Re-Open Health Care Systems in Areas With Low Incidence of COVID-19 (via CMS.gov)

April 18

Serological Test Validation and Education Efforts (via FDA.gov)

C.D.C. Labs Were Contaminated, Delaying Coronavirus Testing, Officials Say (via The New York Times)

April 17

Pooled Meta-Analysis of Cancer Prevalence in Patients With COVID-19 Infection (via ascopost.com)

Hospitals Report Challenges in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

FDA Encourages Plasma Donation From Patients Who Have Recovered From COVID-19, Collaborates to Produce Supplies for Testing (via ascopost.com)

NIH Partners With 16 Drug Companies in Hopes of Accelerating Covid-19 Treatments and Vaccines (via STAT)

The Untold Toll—The Pandemic’s Effects on Patients Without Covid-19 (via The New England Journal of Medicine)

Covid-19 Stalls Clinical Trials for Everything but Covid-19 (via Wired)

Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, on COVID-19 and Cancer Care: The View From North Carolina

Eduardo L. Cazap, MD, PhD, on COVID-19: The View From South America

 

April 16

Practical Approach to Management of Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Collaborative Group Statement (via ascopost.com)

Multidisciplinary Recommendations for Breast Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Tackling Coronavirus Is the Next Challenge for Penn Cancer Pioneer (via The Philadelphia Inquirer)

FDA Cautions Slower Drug Review Activity Due to Reallocation of Staff to COVID-19 (via Reuters)

These Cancer Scientists Turned Their Lab Into a Coronavirus-Testing Facility (via Nature)

April 15

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment for Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Online Mind-Body Resources for Oncologists and Health-Care Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Mind-Body Therapies for Relieving Anxiety and Stress in Patients With Cancer During COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

AMA Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Resident and Fellow Physicians (via AMA)

Treating Cancer in the Shadow of Coronavirus (via Fred Hutch)

Coronavirus Threat Spurs Movement of Cancer Care Into Homes (via The Philadelphia Inquirer)

COVID-19: Resources for Oncology Providers (Telehealth, Clinical Trials, Reporting Deadlines) (via The National Law Review)

April 14

ASCO Releases New Guidance on Allocation of Limited Resources in the Oncology Community During COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Rural Cancer Care During a Pandemic (via ACCC)

Survey: Nearly Half of Medical Practices Have Furloughed Workers (via MedCity News)

April 13

Outcomes of COVID-19 Infection in Patients With Cancer in Wuhan, China (via ascopost.com)

ASCO’s New COVID-19 Cancer Registry Aims to Understand Impact on Patients During Pandemic, Inform Future Care (via ascopost.com)

NCCN Issues Guidance on Improving COVID-19 Safety for Patients and Health-Care Providers (via ascopost.com)

Challenges in Managing Clinical Trials in Oncology in the COVID-19 Era (via ESMO)

April 12

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate Millions of N95 Respirators (via FDA.gov)

Small Chloroquine Study Halted Over Risk of Fatal Heart Complications (via The New York Times)

April 10

Safeguard the Public, Protect Our Health Care Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via AMA)

Searching For an Effective Covid-19 Treatment: Promise and Peril (via STAT)

Adapting Cancer Research to Coronavirus (via Politico)

COVID-19 Support for Patients with Cancer (via SWOG)

Cumulative Risk Factors for COVID-19 Complications in Patients With Lung Cancer (via ESMO)

Gilead’s Experimental Drug Remdesivir Shows ‘Hopeful’ Signs In Small Group Of Coronavirus Patients (via The Washington Post)

April 9

AMA Launches COVID-19 Resource Guide for Volunteer Physicians (via AMA)

COA’s Position Statement on Home Infusion (via Community Oncology Alliance)

FDA Authorizes Blood Purification Device to Treat COVID-19 (via FDA.gov)

William A. Wood, MD, MPH, on the New ASH Research Collaborative Data Hub COVID-19 Registry for Hematologic Malignancy

 

Nancy E. Davidson, MD, on COVID-19 and Cancer Care: Thoughts From the Seattle Epicenter

 

April 8

Case Study: Patient With Multiple Myeloma Treated for COVID-19 With Tocilizumab (via ascopost.com)

Leading Physician Organizations Urge HHS to Collect, Analyze, Release COVID-19 Data on Mortality by Race, Ethnicity (via AMA)

With Ventilators Running Out, Doctors Say the Machines Are Overused for COVID-19 (via STAT)

Coronavirus and the Cancer Patient (via The New York Times)

Cancer Patients Are at Higher Risk From Coronavirus Infection (via The Wall Street Journal)

MSK Redesigns the Protective Boxes Used During Airway Procedures, Change May Help Minimize the Spread of COVID-19 to Healthcare Providers (via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

Management of Cancer Surgery Cases During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations (via Annals of Surgical Oncology)

April 7

$20 Million in Grants Awarded to Identify Therapies for COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

New Clinical Trial for Treatment of COVID-19–Positive Patients to Start at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in Partnership With Montreal Heart Institute (via GlobeNewswire)

AMA Underscores Importance of Science, Data in the Fight Against COVID-19 (via AMA)

How Coronavirus Attacks the Body (via The New York Times)

Cancer Research UK Announces Cuts to Current Funding (via Cancer Research UK)

Life 'Hanging By a Thread' for Italian Cancer Patients in Coronavirus Crisis (via The Guardian)

Community Oncology Practices Key to Cancer Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (via Clinical Oncology News)

FDA Update: Serological Tests (via FDA.gov)

In N.Y.C., the Coronavirus Is Killing Men at Twice the Rate of Women (via The New York Times)

Celebrating the Work of Nurses in the Response to the Coronavirus (via UICC)

April 6

Clinical Trials to Evaluate Activity of Biologics, Other Agents Against COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Protecting Medical Staff to Ensure Cancer Patients Can Safely Receive Care During the Pandemic (via ESMO)

Mysterious Heart Damage, Not Just Lung Troubles, Befalling COVID-19 Patients (via Kaiser Health News)

Long-Standing Racial And Income Disparities Seen Creeping Into COVID-19 Care (via Kaiser Health News)

Coronavirus Means Worrying Big Changes in The Way We Treat Cancer Patients (via Harper's Bazaar)

I Don’t Have Coronavirus. It Might Kill Me Anyway. (via Politico)

Childhood Cancer Patients and the Coronavirus: Common Questions Answered (via Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

Cancer Surgeries and Organ Transplants Are Being Put Off for Coronavirus. Can They Wait? (via ProPublica)

New Mental Health Challenges for Cancer Patients During COVID-19 (via Colorado Cancer Blogs)

Despite Promises, Testing Delays Leave Americans ‘Flying Blind’ (via The New York Times)

How Top Cancer Centers Have Responded to Keep Patients Safe During Covid-19 (via Oncology Times)

Reorganization of Medical Oncology Departments During COVID-19 Pandemic: a Nationwide Italian Survey (via European Journal of Cancer)

COVID-19: What Our Scientists Are Saying (via Fred Hutch)

April 5

Cancer Centers Work to Mitigate COVID-19 Risk (via Oncology Nursing News)

April 4

Coronavirus Sidelines Research on Cancer and Other Ailments (via The Wall Street Journal)

April 3

Harvard Medical Student’s Innovation: Disinfection You Can See (via ascopost.com)

Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19: Statement From Fox Chase Cancer Center (via ascopost.com)

FDA Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Related Therapies for COVID-19 (via FDA.gov)

Rutgers Cancer Institute Offers Clinical Trial Examining Potential Treatment for COVID-19 (via Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey)

Case Study: Treating COVID-19 in a Patient With Multiple Myeloma (via ASH)

COVID Registry Gets Its Start on Twitter (via SWOG)

April 2

ASH Research Collaborative's Data Hub Creates International Data Registry for Patients With Blood Cancers and COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Oncologists on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation With Miriam A. Knoll, MD (via ascopost.com)

FDA Provides Updated Guidance to Address the Urgent Need for Blood During the Pandemic (via FDA.gov)

COVID-19 Spreads Too Fast for Traditional Contact Tracing. New Digital Tools Could Help (via STAT)

Hospitals, Doctors Feel Financial Squeeze as Coronavirus Sweeps U.S. (via The Wall Street Journal)

As Coronavirus Strains Hospitals, Cancer Patients Face Treatment Delays, Uncertainty (via NPR)

AMA Highlights Mental Health Resources for Physicians During COVID-19 (via AMA)

FDA Authorizes First Coronavirus Blood Test, A Key Step for Showing Immunity and Testing for Vaccines (via USA Today)

Improving Telemedicine Helps to Minimise Risks for Cancer Patients (via ESMO)

Cancer Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via The Lancet Oncology)

April 1

Maintaining Blood Donations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

COVID-19 and Pediatric Patients With Cancer (via ascopost.com)

COVID-19: Global Consequences for Oncology (via The Lancet Oncology)

LLS and Partners Commit $4.5 Million for Blood Cancer Patients Impacted by COVID-19 (via LLS)

The Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems (via The New York Times)

Clinical Research Slows as COVID-19 Surges (via Cancer Discovery)

March 31

FDA Clears CytoDyn’s Phase 2 Randomized Trial to Treat Mild-to-Moderately Ill Coronavirus Patients with Leronlimab; Enrollment to Begin Immediately (via Cytodyn)

First Cell Treatment to Fight the Coronavirus Awaits FDA Approval for Clinical Trial (via CNBC)

Use of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Every Clinician Should Know (via Annals of Internal Medicine)

Maintaining Cancer Care in the Face of COVID-19 (via Medscape)

Oncology Practices Shift to Telemedicine to Combat COVID-19 (via Targeted Oncology)

FDA Continues to Accelerate Development of Novel Therapies for COVID-19 (via FDA.gov)

AMA Supports Health Care Workforce Using Their Own PPE (via AMA)

Coronavirus and Cancer Care: Planning, Informing, Assisting and Giving Hope (via UICC)

Financial Support Available to Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic (via ASCO in Action)

COA Thanks CMS for Major Telehealth Expansion Allowing Community Providers to Continue Cancer Treatment During Pandemic (via Community Oncology Alliance)

COVID-19 Rounds (via Clinical Oncology)

Cancer Labs Pivot to Battle COVID-19 (via Cancer Discovery)

Irene M. Ghobrial, MD, on How COVID-19 is Changing the Conduct of Clinical Trials

March 30

French Guidelines on Patients With Cancer and SARS-CoV-2 Infection (via ascopost.com)

FDA on Signing of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bill, Including Landmark Over-the-Counter Drug Reform and User Fee Legislation (via FDA.gov)

COVID-19 Presents an Opportunity for Precision Medicine to Play Expanded Role in Care (via Targeted Oncology)

Anti-IL-6 Agents Suggested by SITC to Treat Patients with COVID-19 (via Cancer Network)

For Cancer Patients, Coronavirus Pandemic Presents New Risks To Treatment (via WBUR)

March 29

Infographic: What Patients With Cancer Should Know About COVID-19 (via Mayo Clinic)

March 28

AMA Urges Critical Steps to Protect Frontline Health Care Workers (via AMA)

March 27

The Blind Leading the Blind: COVID-19, Cancer, and the Need for More Data (via ascopost.com, reprinted from ASCO Daily News)

American College of Surgeons Issues COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Patients Undergoing Cancer Surgery (via ascopost.com)

ACCC Mobilizes to Support Delivery of Quality Cancer Care During COVID-19 Pandemic (via the Association of Community Cancer Centers)

Giuseppe Curigliano, MD, PhD, on How COVID-19 Is Affecting Cancer Care: The View From Italy

FDA Takes Action to Help Increase U.S. Supply of Ventilators and Respirators for Protection of Health Care Workers, Patients (via FDA.gov)

Cancer And COVID19: What Patients Need To Know (via Forbes)

A War on Two Fronts: Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19 (via Annals of Internal Medicine)

March 26

Practicing Oncology in the Era of COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

Association for Clinical Oncology: More Testing, Personal Protective Equipment, Practice Support Needed During COVID-19 Crisis (via ascopost.com)

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, on Delivering Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Report From Philadelphia

How Should Radiation Oncologists Manage Prostate Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic? (via Michigan Health Lab)

How Does the Coronavirus Behave Inside a Patient? (via The New Yorker)

March 25

U.S. Should Open Visas to International Physicians Amid COVID-19 (via AMA)

U.S. Companies, Labs Rush to Produce Blood Test for Coronavirus Immunity (via Reuters)

AMA, APHA, ASHP Issue Joint Statement About COVID-19 Medications (via AMA)

MIPS Reporting Deadline Extended to April 30 Due to COVID-19 (via ASCO in Action)

IASLC Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2020 (via IASLC)

Cancer Drug Trials on Hold Amid Coronavirus Disruption (via Nature)

March 24

Update on 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting (via ASCO)

Oncologists on the Front Lines of COVID‑19: A Conversation With John Cole, MD (via ascopost.com)

A Message From the FDA OCE for Patients With Cancer and Health-Care Providers on COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

FDA Takes Action to Increase U.S. Supplies Through Instructions for PPE and Device Manufacturers (via FDA.gov)

When Might Experimental Drugs to Treat Covid-19 Be Ready? A Forecast (via STAT)

United States Could Become Coronavirus Epicenter: WHO (via Reuters)

AMA, AHA, ANA: #StayHome to Confront COVID-19 (via AMA)

Some Cancer Patients Face Delayed Surgeries and Scaled-Back Treatments as the Coronavirus Advances (via Washington Post)

FDA Expedites Treatment Of Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients With Experimental Plasma (via NPR)

March 23

As Covid-19 Spreads, Disruptions to Clinical Trial and Drug Development Accelerate (via STAT)

Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19 (via The New England Journal of Medicine)

March 22

Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus (via The New York Times)

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19 (via CMS.gov)

When Cancer And Coronavirus Collide: Fear And Resilience (via NPR)

March 21

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues First Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Diagnostic (via FDA.gov)

March 20

Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

Common Questions About Coronavirus 2019 and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors (via Cancer.Net)

Coronavirus Lockdown: What I Learnt When I Shut My Cancer Lab in 48 Hours (via nature.com)

MD Anderson Implements Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (via MD Anderson)

The Dilemmas Facing Cancer Doctors and Patients in the Coronavirus Pandemic (via Vox)

AMA Resources Available to Physicians to Navigate COVID-19 Pandemic (via American Medical Association)

Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Products and Dietary Supplements During a Pandemic (via FDA.gov)

FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products During COVID-19 Pandemic (via ascopost.com)

The One-Two Punch: Cancer And Coronavirus (via Forbes)

CCC19 Registry Launched to Understand COVID-19 in Patients With Cancer (via Cancer Network)

Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful (via The Atlantic)

March 19

COVID-19 May Remain Stable for Hours to Days in Aerosols and on Surfaces (via ascopost.com)

Podcast: Coronavirus, Patients With Cancer, and the Preparedness of the Institutions That Care for Them (via ascopost.com)

The World Health Organization has launched a global SOLIDARITY clinical trial to study treatments for COVID-19. To date, Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, France, Iran, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are participating in the trial, and other countries are expected to join in this effort. The drugs being tested in the study include the antiviral drug remdesivir; a combination of two HIV drugs, lopinavir and ritonavir; lopinavir and ritonavir plus interferon beta; and the antimalarial drug chloroquine. (via who.int)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Blood Donations (via FDA.gov)

Not Business as Usual: COVID-19 Anxiety in the World of Cancer (via ASCO Connection)

March 18

COVID-19 Infection in Patients With Cancer in China (via ascopost.com)

Spring 2020 ABIM Maintenance of Certification Exams Canceled (via abim.org)

COVID-19: Guidance for ASCs on Necessary Surgeries (via Ambulatory Surgery Center Association)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Guidance for Conducting Clinical Trials (via FDA.gov)

March 17

Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Cancer (via ascopost.com)

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Oncology Community (via ascopost.com)

Strategies for Protecting Patients and Health-Care Providers Against COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

ASCO to Hold COVID-19 Webinar for Members (via ASCO in Action)

Oxford University Provide Evidence for Coronavirus Mobile App for Instant Contact Tracing (via medsci.ox.ac.uk)

The Treatment of Patients With Cancer and Containment of COVID-19: Experiences From Italy (via ASCO Daily News)

March 16

Statement From the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Regarding Elective Surgery and COVID-19 (via ASCA)

March 14

The Coronavirus Is Forcing Hospitals to Cancel Surgeries (via The New York Times)

March 13

Podcast: Pulmonary Pathology of the Novel Coronavirus in Two Patients With Lung Cancer (via ascopost.com)

Tracking a Pandemic: Q&A With a COVID-19 Detective (via Fred Hutch)

March 12

COVID-19: Older Patients With Cancer Especially Vulnerable (via Medscape)

March 9

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, Relays Opinions on Coronavirus (via ascopost.com)

March 5

Pulmonary Pathology of Early COVID-19 Pneumonia Identified Retrospectively in Two Patients With Lung Cancer (via ascopost.com)

NCCN Postpones 2020 Annual Conference, Citing Precautions Against Potential Patient Exposure to COVID-19 (via ascopost.com)

The content in this post has not been reviewed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) and does not necessarily reflect the ideas and opinions of ASCO®.
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