Experiences With Cancer Care and COVID-19 From Your Colleagues Around the World

Apr 02, 2020

As the world grapples with the novel coronavirus, patients with cancer, cancer care providers, and oncology practices face unique challenges. Following are some stories about what your colleagues around the globe are seeing at their practices and the issues and challenges they’re facing and thinking about.

Nagi S. El Saghir, MD, FACP, FASCO, a member at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon, explains the steps that he and his colleagues are taking to prevent the virus’ spread in an ASCO Connection article published March 20.

A member in Italy, Giuseppe Curigliano, MD, PhD, discusses his experiences with treating patients with cancer and containing COVID-19 in a recent ASCO Daily News article, including how they are prioritizing treatments for patients with cancer.

An American medical oncologist working in Sweden who created the Twitter account @OncoAlert and the hashtag #OncoAlert, Gil Morgan, MD, discusses with Miriam A. Knoll, MD, how the platform is helping oncologists during the coronavirus pandemic in a March 23 article in ASCO Connection.

An internal medicine resident from Lebanon, Mona Hassan, MD, recounts how the joy of arriving in the U.S. for a hematology fellowship turned into a mixture of fear, disappointment, anger, and sadness when the coronavirus pandemic cancelled the educational opportunities she was to pursue and forced her into the difficult decision to return home in an April 1 article in ASCO Connection.

Read more member experiences with COVID-19 on ASCO Connection and ASCO Daily News.

COVID-19 Articles and Resources for Oncology Care Team Members and Patients

2020 ASCO Annual Meeting Information and Resources

Back to Top