NCCN Policy Summit examines the impact of the past year on oncology policy in the U.S., such as resuming recommended screening and clinical trials, applying health innovations from the COVID-19 pandemic to cancer treatment, and addressing systemic inequalities that lead to disparities in outcomes.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s patient information team provides a patient and caregiver version of recently-updated, evidence-based expert consensus recommendations for vaccinating people with cancer against COVID-19.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network put out new guidance for COVID-19 vaccinations in people with cancer, based on available evidence plus consensus from top hematology and oncology experts with particular expertise in infectious diseases, vaccine development and delivery, and medical ethics.
Andrew M. Evens, the associate director for clinical services and director of the lymphoma program at Rutgers Cancer Institute and the medical director of oncology services at RWJBarnabas Health, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care.
The report, by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and other institutions, suggests that while COVID-19 has complicated the treatment of cancer patients, it has also spurred creative solutions to challenges in clinical care, and research into the new disease is benefiting from insights gained over years of cancer research.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health continues to offer potentially lifesaving treatment through cancer clinical trials.
Online summit from NCCN on 21st Century Cures Act includes bipartisan sponsors, regulatory authorities; examines the impact on and from COVID-19 on cancer care and technology; presents policy recommendations for using data to advance patient access to high-quality cancer care
While most public, hospital and academic libraries are closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a wealth of information available online, especially for cancer patients seeking disease specific information. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s medical librarian shares some tips.
NCCN Best Practices Committee publishes peer-reviewed feature in JNCCN presenting latest insights on how to keep oncology patients and healthcare workers safe during COVID-19 pandemic. Visit NCCN.org/covid-19 for continually-updated resources for patients, providers, and care systems.