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Title: Radiation oncology during COVID-19: Strategies to avoid compromised care
Authors: Back, Michael ;Horsley, P.J.;Lamoury, G.;Porter, B.;Booth, J.;Eade, Thomas 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Issue Date: Feb-2021
Source: 17(1):24-28
Journal title: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic will present a range of challenges to radiation oncology departments. Early data suggest that cancer patients carry a higher than average, but still low absolute risk of hospitalization from COVID-19. The risk of severe events for those who are hospitalized however, is high. Resources for usual cancer care will likely be limited. Decisions to alter, delay or omit treatment during this period should consider both the risk of the cancer and of COVID-19 to the patient, as well as resource constraints. There is a need for departments to adapt with goals of maintaining an uninterrupted, high quality service and of minimizing compromise to oncologic care.
DOI: 10.1111/ajco.13456
ISSN: 1743-7555
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cancer
Appears in Collections:Oncology / Cancer

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