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Proposed Treatment Guidelines for the COVID-19 Era

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — In light of the rapid changes affecting cancer clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Drs David Kerr and Rachel Kerr, both specialists in gastrointestinal cancers at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom, drafted these guidelines for …

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — I was supposed to be at a conference in Las Vegas, attending the meeting of the National Consortium of Breast Centers. My spring, typically filled with travel to give lectures to both oncology colleagues and men and women …

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Financial Toxicity Is Common With Gynecologic Cancers

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — More than one-fifth of patients being treated for gynecologic malignancies experience financial toxicity, results of a single-center study suggest. Among 5,188 patients treated for gynecologic cancers, 1,155 (22%) experienced financial toxicity, measured by bills sent to …

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No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — No staff members or patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 after “strict protective measures” for screening and managing patients were implemented at the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, according to a report published online April …

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Survival & NAC Use Continue to Increase

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 —  Uptake of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer has increased dramatically since 2006 in the United States, but importantly, the median survival has also continued to increase, new research shows. These trends confirm …

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Maintaining Cancer Care in the Face of COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 31, 2020 —  Medical oncologist Anne Chiang, MD, PhD, is scrambling to maintain cancer care in New Haven, Connecticut, while COVID-19 advances unrelentingly. As deputy chief medical officer of the Smilow Cancer Network, the largest cancer care delivery system in …

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More Than 60 Doctors in Italy Have Died in COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

In addition, “all patients should undergo lung CT examination to evaluate for imaging features typical of COVID-19…. Chest X-ray is not recommended because of a high rate of false negative diagnosis,” the authors write. Intervene With Caution Medical therapy should be optimized in patients with emergent cardiovascular …

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Guidelines on Delaying Cancer Surgery During COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 26, 2020 — Cancer surgeries may need to be delayed as hospitals are forced to allocate resources to a surge of COVID-19 patients, says the American College of Surgeons, as it issues a new set of recommendations in reaction to the …

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Lessons on COVID-19 From Low-Income Countries

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 26, 2020 — It’s taken for granted that lower-income countries learn regularly from high-income countries. Having lived and worked as a physician in Nepal, Japan, the United States, and Canada, however, I know that high-income countries have much to learn …

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Cancer Care and COVID-19 in Seattle, the First US Epicenter

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 —  Two months after the first patient with COVID-19 was identified in China, the first case was reported in the United States in the Seattle, Washington, metropolitan area. Seattle rapidly became the first US epicenter for COVID-19, …

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