About this Research Topic
The aim of this Research Topics is to offer a platform on which to gather available data from the “frontlines”, as the availability of such data will prove crucial to policy makers and medical practitioners alike. Through this platform, we would like to invite managers of cancer centers to gather and report data for the benefit of those who will encounter this infection in the coming weeks and months. To date, no one has yet collected this information.
Potential questions include but are not limited to the following:
1) What are the practical limitations when a patient is found to be positive for COVID-19 (before or) after a session of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and/or targeted therapies?
2) Are cancer patients at increased risk of complications or mortality related to COVID-19 infection?
3) What policies are being adopted in individual countries to manage oncology departments and clinics?
4) How should fragile patients with advanced disease receiving chemotherapy be treated when they are in areas heavily affected by the infection? What ethical and practical implications can there be?
Keywords: COVID-19, cancer patients, treatment, health policy, prognosis
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