Breast Cancer and COVID-19: Treatment, Triage, and Prioritization

The American Society of Breast Surgeons has released an executive summary of recommendations for prioritizing, treating, and triaging patients with breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic."The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for patients, clinicians and health care systems," write the authors, led by Jill R. Dietz, MD, FACS, President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Written by representatives from multiple cancer care organizations with expertise in the multidisci...
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Increased COVID-19 Risk in Patients With Cancer

Patients with cancer are at increased risk of infection with severe adult respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19, according to a medical records review of patients with cancer at a hospital in Wuhan, China."Patients with cancer from the epicenter of a viral epidemic harbored a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection… compared with the community. However, fewer than half of these infected patients were undergoing active treatment for their cancers," note the investigat...
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