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New Clinical Trial Data, Initiatives, and Path Forward for Post-COVID-19 Cancer Care Delivery System Announced Print E-mail
Written by ASCO.org   
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 17:17

Alexandria, Va. - The American Society of Clinical Oncology (the Society) and its affiliate organization the Association for Clinical Oncology (the Association) today (4.23.20) announced the results of a survey that tracked the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer clinical trials, highlighted a new research initiative to address the data gap on the coronavirus' effect on individuals with cancer, and set forth a road to recovery as the cancer care delivery system prepares for life after COVID-19.
 
"COVID-19 is placing an incredible strain on the cancer care system, causing tragic results for some patients with cancer and their families, but there has also been an unprecedented response by the oncology community, which is coming together and adapting in new ways," said ASCO President Howard A. "Skip" Burris, III, MD, FACP, FASCO. "While we're in very tough times, this crisis presents an opportunity to improve the quality and resiliency of cancer care. To maximize that potential, we'll be drawing on the expertise of the full cancer community, action by policymakers, and data to proactively transition to post-crisis cancer care and achieve the best outcomes for patients in the months and years ahead."
 
During a presscast entitled, "COVID-19 and Cancer: Addressing a Healthcare System in Crisis," the Society and Association detailed the impact of the Coronavirus on cancer care, the federal government and cancer community's response, and recommendations for moving forward. National leaders and oncology experts also shared new data and laid out specific steps that need to be taken to appropriately transition to post-crisis cancer care.

 


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