Oncologie : naviguer la pandémie de COVID-19 et garder le cap [Oncology: navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic and Steer the Course]

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serval:BIB_0B2FC89C06E5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Oncologie : naviguer la pandémie de COVID-19 et garder le cap [Oncology: navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic and Steer the Course]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Zimmermann S., Dietrich P.Y., Michielin O., Betticher D., Peters S.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
29/04/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
N° 691-2
Pages
819-822
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Medical oncologists are steering a difficult course during the COVID-19 pandemic between three opposing forces : revisiting optimal standards of cancer care, facing constantly evolving shortages as some resources are being redirected, and acknowledging the paradoxical need to keep patients away from the health care facility. This article compiles recommendations fr om cancer societies and expert opinions to provide guidance and practical solutions for the oncology clinic. We propose that optimal standards of care be upheld, and short-term safety concerns due to exposure to SARS-CoV-2 be weighed against a long-term compromise in cancer prognosis when deciding on adjustments in cancer care. Proper mitigation strategies in the clinic and use of less resource-heavy but equivalent treatment alternatives often allow optimal cancer care. The magnitude of benefit of cancer treatments needs to be systematically considered.
Keywords
Betacoronavirus, Coronavirus Infections/complications, Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology, Humans, Medical Oncology/trends, Neoplasms/complications, Neoplasms/diagnosis, Neoplasms/therapy, Pandemics, Pneumonia, Viral/complications, Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology, Standard of Care
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