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COVID-19 and cancer: Useful resources

In these difficult times it is more important than ever to keep information flowing about the latest research and we will keep an updated list on COVID-19 related resources available on this page.

We are prioritising video, news and journal content related to COVID-19. If you have something to share, please email news@ecancer.org.

Thank you to everyone fighting this pandemic. We are truly grateful.

The latest ecancer COVID-19 resources

Journal articles:

Anosmia and ageusia are emerging as symptoms in patients with COVID-19: What does the current evidence say?

Beth Russell, Charlotte Moss, Anne Rigg, Claire Hopkins, Sophie Papa and Mieke Van Hemelrijck

Upheaval in cancer care during the COVID-19 outbreak

Omolola Salako, Kehinde Okunade, Matthew Allsop, Muhammedu Habeebu, Mariam Toye, Glory Oluyede, Gabriel Fagbenro and Babatunde Salako

COVID-19 and treatment with NSAIDs and corticosteroids: should we be limiting their use in the clinical setting?

Beth Russell, Charlotte Moss, Anne Rigg, Mieke Van Hemelrijck

Associations between immune-suppressive and stimulating drugs and novel COVID-19—a systematic review of current evidence

Beth Russell, Charlotte Moss, Gincy George, Aida Santaolalla, Andrew Cope, Sophie Papa, Mieke Van Hemelrijck

Expert videos:

How to manage psychological stress in the times of COVID-19

Dr Soumitra Datta - Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India

COVID-19: Incidence and outcomes of cancer patients in Wuhan, China

Dr Melvin Chua - National Cancer Center Singapore, Singapore 

COVID-19: Moving forward and learning from the coronavirus pandemic with a focus on Argentina

Dr Eduardo Cazap, MD, PhD - Editor in chief, ecancer, President, SLACOM

COVID-19: Publishing in ecancer for free

Dr Eduardo Cazap, MD, PhD - Editor in chief, ecancer, President, SLACOM

Covid-19 in Colombia (in Spanish) (20-04-01)

Dr Carlos Castro, Liga Colombiana contra el cáncer, Bogotá, Colombia

Upheaval in cancer care in Nigeria during the COVID-19 outbreak (20-04-01)

Dr Omolola Salako from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

COVID-19: The current situation in Northern Italy (2020-03-31)

Prof Giuseppe Curigliano from the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.

COVID-19: Should we continue using immunomodulatory drugs to treat our patients? (2020-03-26)

Dr Sophia Papa from King's College London, London, UK. 

Cancer treatment in the age of COVID-19 and the current worldwide impact (2020-03-24)

Prof Richard Sullivan, Chair of ecancer Trustees and Director of The Institute of Cancer Policy, Kings College, London. 


COVID-19 and cancer: practical considerations for cancer patients and their doctors by Dr Bhawna Sirohi, MBBS, FRCP, Director, Medical Oncology, Max Healthcare, National Capital Region, India (2020-04-07).

Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in cancer patients: preparedness matters by Dr Jackson Orem, MB,ChB, MMed, PhD, Executive Director Uganda Cancer Institute, Kampala, Uganda (2020-04-07).

Cancer care in India in limbo: A personal perspective from India by Dr Abhishek Shankar, Lady Hardinge Medical College & SSK Hospital, Delhi, India (2020-04-01) 

COVID-19 and its impact on breast cancer care in the UK by Dr Raghavan Vidya MS, MD, FRCS, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University and Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (2020-04-01)

Latest news:

Shorter radiotherapy treatment for bowel cancer patients during COVID-19

Effective options for quitting smoking during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

NSAIDS, corticosteroids and COVID-19: How should we be treating our patients?

COVID-19 UK guidelines published: Delivery of systemic anticancer treatments (2020-03-27)

Changes to ASCO 2020 Annual Meeting announced due to COVID-19 (2020-03-24)

As COVID-19 deaths rise in Italy, oncologists hope to see the curve flatten (2020-03-24)

Independent cancer centres ready to support NHS with treatment for patients (2020-03-20)

How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic (2020-03-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: FDA issues guidance for conducting clinical trials (2020-03-19)

Global health, coronavirus and cancer (2020-03-19)

What to expect: Oncology’s response to coronavirus in Italy (2020-03-16)

ASH creates resource webpage to serve clinicians and researchers during COVID-19 pandemic

WHO e-learning resources around COVID




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