COVID-19 Impact

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Journal Article
Commentary

A war on two fronts: cancer care in the time of COVID-19.

Kutikov A, Weinberg DS, Edelman MJ, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2020;172(11):756-758.

Oncology patients, as with other patients with chronic health care needs, face numerous challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors discuss the need to balance delays in cancer diagnosis or treatment against the harm of COVID-19 exposure, how to mitigate the risk for significant care disruptions associated with social distancing and managing the allocation of limited healthcare resources during this unprecedented pandemic.