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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.


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

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)

May 26

Association of Community Cancer Centers Releases Report: Trending Now in Cancer Care 2020 (via

May 25

ASCO’s President-Elect Focuses on Advancing Equitable Cancer Care Through Innovation (via

Coagulopathy and COVID-19 Infection (via

A Seasoned Journalist Seeking Answers Reports From the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

May 24

Inequities in Breast Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

May 11

FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Adolescents (via

May 10

Surge of Patients With Advanced Cancer Expected Due to Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment During Pandemic (via

What You Need to Know About Cancer and the Coronavirus (via

May 7

Increased Loneliness Among Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic May Affect Symptom Burden (via

May 5

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Cancer Screening Deficits in the United States (via

May 4

One vs Two Doses of the BNT162b2 COVID-19 Vaccine in Patients With Cancer: Immunogenicity and Efficacy (via

April 29

COVID-19 Pandemic Drove Strategic New Breast Cancer Approaches to Avoid Hospitalization (via

April 25

Cancer Care in Sudan During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

April 19

Recent Studies Explore Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients With Leukemia and Myeloma (via

April 15

Short-Term Safety of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Patients Receiving Immunotherapy (via

April 10

Cancer and COVID-19: Reflections at 1 Year (via

April 2

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Delivery of Breast Cancer Care in New York (via

ASTRO Survey Explores Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Radiation Oncology (via

March 30

Incidence of Brain Metastases in Patients Diagnosed With Stage IV NSCLC During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

March 25

Hematologic Cancers Increase Risk of COVID-19–Related Death vs Solid Tumors (via

Evidence-Based Strategy for Improving Access to Colorectal Cancer Screening for Diverse Populations (via

ASTRO Recommendation on COVID-19 Vaccination for Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy (via

March 24

Rates of Seroconversion Among Patients With Cancer Infected With COVID-19 (via

Time to Treatment Initiation for Breast Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Single-Institution Study (via

March 23

Factors Associated With Severity of COVID-19 Infection in Patients With Cancer: Data From CCC19 (via

March 20

Recent Chemotherapy or Immunotherapy for Gynecologic Cancer Does Not Raise Risk of Death Due to COVID-19 (via

March 17

Advanced Cancers Are Emerging, Doctors Warn, Citing Pandemic Drop in Screenings (via The New York Times)

March 12

New Survey Reveals Hesitancy Around COVID-19 Vaccination Among Patients With Hematologic Malignancies and Survivors (via

March 11

Repurposing Available Drugs for COVID-19: An Ongoing Initiative (via

COVID-19 Further Threatens Equality for Women in Academic Oncology (via Healio)

‘An accelerated cauldron of evolution’: Covid-19 Patients With cancer, HIV, May Play a Role in Emergence of Variants (via The Washington Post)

March 10

Fallout From COVID-19: Decline in Cancer Screening and Increase in Cancer-Related Deaths (via

Study Finds More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Have Underlying Medical Conditions Associated With Developing Severe COVID-19 (via

March 9

For High-Risk Cancer Patients, Experts Consider Any Vaccine-Induced Covid-19 Protection Beneficial (via Forbes)

How America’s Vaccine System Makes People With Health Problems Fight for a Place in Line (via The New York Times)

March 8

Childhood Cancer Survivors and Health-Care Providers Satisfied With Video Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

March 2

ASCO’s Road to Recovery Report Outlines Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic to Improve Oncology Care (via

Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibodies and Risk of Severe COVID-19 Infection and Death in Patients With Lymphoma (via

March 1

The Impact of a Pandemic on Mentorship in Medicine (via

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine (via

A Covid Vaccine Side Effect, Enlarged Lymph Nodes, Can Be Mistaken for Cancer (via The New York Times)

FDA Issues Authorization for Quidel QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test (via

February 28

Cancer patients often can’t get full care with covid-19 bogging down medical facilities (via The Washington Post)

February 25

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Help Improve Cancer Research (via

COVID-19 and Cancer: A Toxic Combination (via

Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients (via The New York Times)

February 24

One-Third of Cancer Survivors Reported Worry About Health-Care Disruptions Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

United States Surpasses 500,000 Deaths Due to COVID-19 (via

February 22

‘Just living with pain’: Women’s healthcare waylaid by COVID-19 pandemic (via the Los Angeles Times)

February 18

Joint ASCO/ACS CAN Letter: States Must Include Patients With Cancer on Their COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Lists (via

February 12

Implications of Delaying Surgery for Renal Cell Carcinoma During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

February 10

COVID Virus–Specific T Cells: Potential Treatment of Severe COVID-19 Infection Under Study (via

February 9

HERO-TOGETHER: Opportunity for Health-Care Workers to Share Their Experience With COVID-19 Vaccination (via

February 8

Mental Health–Related Symptoms Among Cancer Survivors During the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States (via

February 5

Socially Distant Drive-by FluFIT Clinics May Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Among Black Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Patients on Active Chemotherapy May Not Be at Increased Risk for COVID-19 Infection (via

Patients With Lymphoma Receiving B-Cell–Depleting Therapies May Be at Greater Risk for Persistent COVID-19 Infection (via

FDA Update: Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, Statement on Product Development to Address Virus Variants (via

February 4

Changes in Radiotherapy Use in England During the First Peak of the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Care Has Been ‘Profound,’ According to WHO (via

Study Finds More Than Half of U.S. Cancer Survivors Have Underlying Medical Conditions Associated With Severe COVID-19 Illness (via

February 3

In the Vaccine Scramble, Cancer Patients Are Left Behind (via The New York Times)

February 2

ASCO Names Advance of the Year: Molecular Profiling Drives Progress in Gastrointestinal Cancers (via

WCLC Press Briefing Focuses on the Connection Between Lung Cancer and COVID-19 (via

January 29

‘State of Tobacco Control’ 2021 Report Says Ending Tobacco Use Is Critical, Especially During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

January 28

World Cancer Day 2021 to Focus on Adaptations and Innovations in Cancer Care Through COVID-19 and Beyond (via

January 27

Single-Institution Study Examines Safety of Routine Thoracic Surgery, Examinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

January 26

Patients in Cancer Remission Also at Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness (via

January 25

ASCO’s New Chief Medical Officer Plans to Tackle the Global Burden of Cancer and Disparities in Access to Care (via

January 22

NCCN Shares New Recommendations for Vaccinating Patients With Cancer Against COVID-19 (via

January 20

Single-Institution Study Finds Decrease in Cancer Screenings, Diagnoses During the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

January 15

Italian Study of Electronic Medical Record–Assisted Telephone Follow-up of Breast Cancer Survivors During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

COVID-19 and Integrative Oncology: Meeting the Global Challenges of Health Equity (via

The effect of covid–19 on cancer care hits close to home (via The Washington Post)

January 14

COA Submits Letter to Governors, Public Health Officials to Request Independent Oncology Practices Be Given Priority Approval to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines (via

January 13

How Has The Covid-19 Pandemic Impacted Cancer Research? (via Forbes)

January 11

Effect of COVID-19 Infection on Cancer Management (via

FDA Issues Alert Regarding SARS-CoV-2 Viral Mutation to Health-Care Providers and Clinical Laboratory Staff (via

January 8

Immune Response to COVID-19 Reduced in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies vs Solid Tumors (via

January 7

The Covid Balancing Act (via The New York Times)

January 5

FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines (via

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Patients in Italy Undergoing Active Cancer Treatment (via

What cancer patients should know about the new COVID-19 vaccines (via The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Oncologists Facing Burnout Amid Seeing Patients Virtually (via Managed Healthcare Executive)

December 25

Anthony Fauci, MD, Encourages Patients With Cancer to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine (via

ASH Registry: Treasure Trove of Data on COVID-19 and Hematologic Malignancies (via

Life and Death Under COVID-19 (via

December 22

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Second COVID-19 Vaccine (via

Risk of COVID-19 Infection in Patients With Cancer: Effect of Time of Diagnosis and Race (via

Experts Call For People With Cancer To Receive Priority Access To Covid-19 Vaccines (via Forbes)

December 21

NIH RADx-rad Grants Support Investigation of Novel COVID-19 Testing and Surveillance Approaches (via

Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Lung Cancer Screening (via

December 16

Changes in Care and Well-Being Among Patients With Cancer During Initial Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

December 15

FDA Authorizes Antigen Test as First Over-the-Counter, Fully At-Home Diagnostic Test for COVID-19 (via

Racial disparities in Covid-19 are bad. They’re even worse in cancer (via STAT)

December 13

First Covid Vaccines’ Triumph Raises Hope for Cancer Fight (via Bloomberg)

December 12

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine (via

December 11

Potential Impact of State Government Crisis Standards-of-Care Guidelines on Resource Allocation for Patients With Cancer (via

December 10

ASCO Issues Comprehensive Recommendations to Strengthen Cancer Care and Research During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Low-Dose Radiotherapy for COVID-19–Related Pneumonia (via

December 9

How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect Initiation of Cancer Treatment in England? (via

December 7

ASH 2020: Environmental Surface Testing for Presence of SARS-CoV-2 in Inpatient and Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Settings (via

December 5

ASH 2020: Vital Information on Patients With COVID-19 and Hematologic Malignancies Provided by ASH Research Collaborative Data Hub (via

ASH 2020: SARS-Cov-2 Multivirus-Specific T Cells for the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 (via

December 4

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Cancer Care for Older Patients in the United States: Effect on Diagnosis and Treatment (via

December 3

Duration of Shedding of Viable SARS-CoV-2 After Immunosuppressive Therapy in Patients With Cancer (via

December 1

FDA Announces Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss Second COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate (via

November 30

Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, Cancer Doesn’t Take a Break (via The New York Times)

November 27

COVID-19 and systemic anticancer therapy: exploiting uncertainty (via The Lancet Oncology)

November 25

Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Care in India (via

What Is ‘Quality Oncology Care’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic? (via

November 23

FDA Announces Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate (via

November 20

Emergency Use Authorization Request to Be Submitted to FDA Today for COVID-19 Vaccine (via

November 18

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Test for Self-Testing at Home (via

November 16

Survey Finds Patients With Cancer May Be Less Likely to Enroll in Clinical Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

November 13

Study Shows Hispanics Have a 74% Higher Chance of Dying from COVID-19 Compared to Other Groups: What This Means for Those With Cancer (via Survivornet)

November 12

Serial COVID-19 Screening in Asymptomatic Patients Receiving Treatment for Cancer (via

Virtual Mind-Body Services for Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

November 10

Results From ASCO’s 2020 National Cancer Opinions Survey (via

COVID-19’s Impact on Cancer Care Around the World: Perspectives From the ASCO International Affairs Committee (via

November 9

Impact of COVID-19 on Well-Being in the Oncology Workforce: COVID-NOW Survey Results (via

UK-Based Study Finds Evidence of COVID-19 Infection, Antibody Presence in Oncology Health-Care Staff (via

November 3

The data deficits of COVID-19 mirror those of cancer (via The Hill)

October 25

COVID-19, Cancer, and the Older Adult (via

How Telemedicine Is Impacting Oncology Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Advanced Practitioner Leadership in Times of Crisis (via

Survey Shows Many Patients With Cancer Willing to Take Part in Clinical Trials Despite Coronavirus (via

October 22

FDA Approves Remdesivir for Patients With COVID-19 Requiring Hospitalization (via

3 ways to counter Covid-19’s threat to community-based cancer care (via STAT)

October 15

Racism turned their neighborhood into 'Cancer Alley.' Now they’re dying from COVID-19. (via USA Today)

October 14

New Study Offers a Global Review of the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Treatment and Research (via

The Evolution of Radiation Oncology Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (via ASCO Daily News)

October 13

Pulmonary Complication Rates After Elective Cancer Surgery in Hospitals With vs Without COVID-19–Free Surgical Pathways (via

Many HCPs With Antibodies Never Knew They Had COVID (via Clinical Oncology News)

October 10

Impact of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy Within 5 Weeks of COVID-19 Diagnosis in Patients With Cancer (via

A Primary Care Physician Explores Barriers to Cancer Prevention and Clinical Trial Accrual (via

Mobilizing for Greater Equity in Health Care Despite the Challenges of COVID-19 (via

A Young Oncologist Cares for Patients With Cancer Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Cancer Centers Nationwide Join to Address the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Prevention and Treatment (via

As a doctor, I must act when coronavirus politics threaten to harm my patients (via The Washington Post)

October 8

US Food and Drug Administration Support for Oncology Drug Development During COVID-19 (via JAMA Oncology)

October 7

Does Cancer Chemotherapy Increase My Covid Risks? (via The New York Times)

Most Coronavirus-Positive Cancer Patients Are Asymptomatic, Says Study (via Cancer Therapy Advisor)

October 6

CancerLinQ Data Reveals Black and Hispanic Patients With Cancer Face Greater Risk of COVID-19 Infection (via

Black Patients With Cancer May Be at Increased Risk for Hospitalization Related to COVID-19 Infection (via

Study Finds Black and Hispanic Patients With Cancer Used Telehealth Less Often Than White Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

October 1

ASCO’s National Cancer Opinion Survey Reveals Concerns Over Delays in Cancer Screenings Due to COVID-19 and Inequities in Health Care (via

September 30

The Toll of the COVID-19 Pandemic Threatens to Extend Its Reach to Childhood Cancer (via U.S. News & World Report)

September 28

Op-Ed: The Danger in Postponing Cancer Screenings During the Pandemic (via the Los Angeles Times)

September 25

Corticosteroids Improve Survival in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19, According to International Trial (via

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Launches First Clinical Trial in Patients With Hematologic Malignancy and COVID-19 (via

September 24

AACR Releases 10th Edition of Annual Cancer Progress Report (via

September 22

Joint Statement From the AMA, AHA, and ANA on U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll (via

September 19

Cancer Treatment–Related Outcomes in Patients With Cancer and COVID-19 (via

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cancer Care, Provider Well-Being (via

September 17

Viral Load May Help Predict Mortality Rate in Hospitalized Patients With Cancer and COVID-19 (via

September 15

More Analysis Is Needed of COVID-19, Cancer Interactions (via Targeted Oncology)

September 11

Cryopreservation May Be Associated With Loss of Quality in Donor Stem Cell Products (via

September 10

How Delays in Screening and Early Cancer Diagnosis Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic May Result in Increased Cancer Mortality (via

Chasing Cancer: Challenges to Providing Appropriate Care in the Age of COVID-19 (via

Mobilizing to Meet Challenges and Improve Survival for COVID-19–Positive Patients and Health-Care Professionals (via

A Moment to Pause, Reflect, and Act Amid a Pandemic (via

September 9

Challenges for Providing Psycho-Oncology Services During the Global Coronavirus Pandemic (via

September 2

Patients With Cancer Face Increasing Financial Burden As a Result of COVID-19–Income Loss From Unemployment (via ASCO Daily News)

September 1

Are Patients With Hematologic Cancers More Vulnerable to the Effects of COVID-19? (via

Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Cancer and COVID-19 (via The Lancet Oncology)

Prostate Cancer Care Rebounding After COVID-19 Disruption (via Renal & Urology News)

August 31

Discussion on Cancer Screening, Continuation of Treatment Crucial During COVID-19 Pandemic (via Healio)

August 28

Effect of Timing of Radiotherapy Relative to ADT on Overall Survival in Prostate Cancer (via

FDA Broadens Emergency Use Authorization for Veklury (remdesivir) to Include All Hospitalized Patients for Treatment of COVID-19 (via

FDA Announces Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccines (via

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Cancer Care, In 4 Charts (via Time)

August 27

Austrian Study of SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Patients With Cancer Treated at a Tertiary Care Hospital During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

August 26

FDA Authorizes First Diagnostic Test Where Results Can Be Read Directly From Testing Card (via

August 25

Impact of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors on COVID-19 in Patients With Cancer (via

Repurposing Drugs for the Treatment of COVID-19 (via

Managing Cancer in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

August 24

Reevaluating the Delivery of Palliative Care in the Era of COVID-19 (via

Chemotherapy and COVID-19 Outcomes in Patients With Cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (via

August 20

Updated Registry Data Confirm Higher COVID-19–Related Mortality in Patients With Cancer (via

Study Finds Treatment Delays for Patients With Breast Cancer Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

August 17

Nearly 40% of Cancer Clinical Trials Disrupted By COVID-19 Are Restarting; Guidance for Patients (via SurvivorNet)

August 14

Study Finds Residents of Low-Income Neighborhoods Have Less Access to ICU Beds Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic (via

August 13

Disruptions to Global Oncology Trials Have Fallen to a Three-Month Low (via Clinical Trials Arena)

How COVID-19 Hit Memorial Sloan Kettering, A Top U.S. Cancer Center (via Forbes)

August 11

App Estimates Risk of Delaying Cancer Treatment During Pandemic (via Healio)

August 10

Measuring the Impact of the Plunge in Cancer Screenings During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Improving Communication Skills for Oncology Clinicians During the COVID Pandemic (via

NCI Funds Studies of Impact of Telehealth and Telemedicine Capacity for Rural Patients Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Two Months of Radiation Oncology in the Heart of Italian “Red Zone” During COVID-19 Pandemic: Paving A Safe Path Over Thin Ice (via Radiation Oncology)

August 7

Increased Time to Breast Cancer Surgery May Not Impact Overall Survival for Patients With Early-Stage Disease (via

August 4

Nationwide Trends Show Fewer Patients With Cancer in the United States Seeking Care Since Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

New Cancer Diagnoses Fell Sharply as the Coronavirus Pandemic First Hit (via STAT)

August 3

ESMO Issues Consensus on the Management of Patients With Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Pandemic Deepens Cancer's Stress And Tough Choices (via NPR)

July 31

FDA Authorizes First Tests that Estimate a Patient’s Antibodies from Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection (via

July 30

Top Scientists Share Early Research on Intersection of COVID-19 and Cancer Care at AACR Virtual Meeting (via

July 29

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

July 28

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

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

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

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

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

July 21

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

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

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

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

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

June 26

Podcast: COVID-19 Research From the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program (via

June 25

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

ASCO Survey on Early Impact of COVID-19 on Performance of Oncology Clinical Trials (via

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

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

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

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

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

June 16

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

‘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

Facilitating Diagnostic Test Availability for Asymptomatic Testing and Sample Pooling (via

June 15

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine (via

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

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

ACS Survey Finds COVID-19 Health Impact Increasing on Patients With Cancer (via

App Calculates Risk of Delaying Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

June 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 27

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

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

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

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

Evolving Insights Into COVID-19 and Cancer Care (via

Overcoming the Challenges of Presenting the ASCO Annual Meeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Gynecologic Oncologist Describes His New Normal in a New York Hospital (via

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

Is Estrogen Protective Against COVID-19? (via

COVID-19 Evidence Accelerator Leverages Real-World Data (via

NIH Begins ­Clinical Trial of Combination Regimen to Treat COVID-19 (via

Novel Imaging Application Illuminates Processes in Cancer, COVID-19 (via

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

NIH Aims to Quantify Undetected Cases of Coronavirus Infection (via

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

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

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

FDA Provides Promised Transparency for Antibody Tests (via

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How the Lung Cancer Community Came Together During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

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

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

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

Ongoing Efforts Toward Vaccine Development for COVID-19 (via

I Have Multiple Myeloma and Am Concerned About the Coronavirus (via

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

May 8

Prioritizing Patients With Metastatic Disease for Palliative Radiotherapy (via

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

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

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

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

May 5

Treating Colorectal Cancer in the Time of COVID-19 (via

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

On the Shoulders of Giants (via

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Remdesivir for Treatment of Severe COVID-19 (via

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

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

New Research Highlights Risk of Thromboembolic Complications in Patients With COVID-19 (via

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 Test for Patient At-Home Sample Collection (via

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

Celebrating the Role of Nurses in Meeting the Current Challenges of Cancer Care Delivery (via

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

April 18

Serological Test Validation and Education Efforts (via

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

Hospitals Report Challenges in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

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

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

Multidisciplinary Recommendations for Breast Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 and Pediatric Patients With Cancer (via

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

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

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

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, reprinted from ASCO Daily News)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 20

Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

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

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 Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products During COVID-19 Pandemic (via

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

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

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Blood Donations (via

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

Spring 2020 ABIM Maintenance of Certification Exams Canceled (via

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

March 17

Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Cancer (via

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Oncology Community (via

Strategies for Protecting Patients and Health-Care Providers Against COVID-19 (via

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

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

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

March 5

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

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

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