Irene M. Ghobrial, MD, on How COVID-19 is Changing the Conduct of Clinical Trials
COVID-19 and Cancer Care
Irene M. Ghobrial, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, talks about PROMISE—her screening study for people at high-risk of developing precursor conditions of multiple myeloma—and how this and other trials have been altered in the wake of the pandemic, as well as what might be considered a silver lining to the crisis. Filmed March 30, 2020.
Paul G. Richardson, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses challenges patients with multiple myeloma have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the research he and his international colleagues are conducting to better understand these difficulties and improve patient care.
Paolo A. Ascierto, MD, of the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Naples, Italy, talks about minimizing risks for patients with cancer, prioritizing surgery and other treatments for melanoma, and the state of clinical trials. Filmed April 17, 2020.
Derek Raghavan, MD, PhD, of the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, and a member of The ASCO Post Editorial Board, discusses the ways in which COVID-19 has affected oncology care in his community, and some practical tips that may help fellow providers. Filmed April 9, 2020.
Giorgio V. Scagliotti, MD, PhD, of the University of Turin, talks about the ways in which coronavirus reshaped Italian hospitals, mistakes made, and lessons learned. Filmed April 15, 2020.