COVID-19

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from GenomeWeb curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, some clinical trials have gone virtual.

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    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.

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    How I Cope with the Tsunami of Cancer and COVID-19 Info

    With: Kevin Knopf, MD, MPH

    Oncologists worldwide face the challenge of staying on top of the latest treatments, research findings, and other information that could help them treat their patients more effectively. Now, they must do so in the context of COVID-19. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Kevin Knopf, MD, MPH, Division Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Highland Hospital/Alameda Health Systems in Oakland, California, how he keeps up. Dr.… Read more »

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    How the Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Cancer Care: Our Survey Results

    With: Lola Rahib, PhD

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to cancer patients. Many have experienced changes to their care, and some face increased risk of infection or worse prognosis if they are infected. In partnership with the company xCures, Cancer Commons is studying how COVID-19 impacts cancer patients. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Director of Scientific and Clinical Affairs Lola Rahib, PhD, about… Read more »

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    What Cancer Patients and Caregivers Need to Know About the Coronavirus Disease

    In light of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, cancer patients may be wondering how their medical situation affects their vulnerability to infection and other ways the pandemic will affect their cancer care. What is the coronavirus disease? COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) is a respiratory illness caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is a novel virus detected in… Read more »

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    How to Beat COVID-19 with Real-Time, Real-World Data

    With: Mark Shapiro, PhD

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, researchers around the world are working quickly to develop strategies to treat and prevent this disease. In partnership with the company xCures, Cancer Commons is studying how COVID-19 impacts cancer patients. Meanwhile, xCures has launched larger initiative, BEAT19, to gather information from everyone and anyone who wishes to participate—whether they’ve had cancer, COVID-19, or neither. Here, our Curious Dr.… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Excerpt from a National Geographic article:

    “For now, the sole intervention for vulnerable cancer patients is social distancing and enhanced hygiene practices for their family and health care workers.”

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Article from the American Society of Clinical Oncology curated by Editor in Chief George Lundberg, MD, who notes: 

    For now, the only definite preventive measures vulnerable patients with cancer can use for themselves and their families are scrupulous social distancing and enhanced personal hygiene; i.e., wash your hands. For more details, ASCO is an authoritative source:

    Go to full article published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Patients with cancer, especially during treatment, are among those at increased risk for serious infectious diseases. The American Cancer Society has published this up-to-date guidance on COVID-19.

    If you’re wondering whether this story applies to your own cancer case or a loved one’s, we invite you to get support from Cancer Commons.