May 2020 Vol 11, No 5

Up to 65% of cancer care is delivered via community cancer centers that are not part of a hospital or academic center. These centers are feeling the impact of COVID-19 as the pandemic reshapes the way these facilities provide care to patients.

According to the NCCN, an alliance of 30 leading academic cancer centers in the United States, the data suggest that although patients with cancer are not more susceptible to infection from the new coronavirus than other people, they do have much worse outcomes. “Prevention is thus the key for oncology patients,” Dr Carlson said.

The healthcare supply channel is dependent on drug manufacturers and their innovation and production. Representing 3 of the major biopharmaceutical companies, Dr Gerberding, Mr Morrissey, and Mr Dozier discussed the drug manufacturers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, announcing a recent collaboration in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Oncology nurses and nurse navigators are positioned on the front lines of cancer care, playing an integral role in patients’ battles against cancer. Ms Shockney and Ms Nevidjon discussed the rapidly changing world that oncology nurses are facing because of COVID-19.

Patient advocacy organizations regularly field and fulfill requests for assistance from patients with a serious illness, such as cancer. In the face of COVID-19, such requests have increased exponentially. Ms Goldsmith and Mr Klein outlined their organizations’ efforts to meet patients’ needs.

Mr McDaniel and Dr Consuelos discussed the likely long-term impact of and lessons for the healthcare industry from the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, the planet, and our lives. While many people are successfully able to socially distance, healthcare workers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis or maintaining their usual clinical responsibilities in a new and most unusual environment.
I miss the intimacy, and the innocence, of my visits with patients.
As I sat at my kitchen table today midway through week 3 of working from home amid the COVID-19 crisis, I noticed the quiet yet again.
The authors evaluate the self-reported confidence gains for primary care versus oncology learners across all learning objectives of the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers.
As part of a mesothelioma advisory group, I and approximately 10 doctors from across the United States provide expert opinions on treatments and modalities for mesothelioma.
Patient satisfaction. Provider satisfaction. Treatment adherence. Care coordination. Learn about these other positive results of a successful nonclinical navigator.
Although not the most common of cancers, pediatric and adult sarcomas affect a significant proportion of patients, and managing these malignancies first requires understanding them, according to Paula Sanborn, BSN, RN.
The Academy joins 156 organizations urging Congress to expand eligibility for the paid family and medical leave program to include individuals at high risk for COVID-19 complications and working members of their households.
Be a champion for AYAs by understanding the need for specialized navigation services for this unique population.
Health disparities are differences in health status compared with the population overall, but rural health disparities are unique to the people living in these less densely populated areas.

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