COVID-19 and Genitourinary Cancers VL

The OncCOVID App – Assessing the Risk of a Cancer Patient Contracting COVID-19 vs Delaying Diagnosis or Treatment - Daniel Spratt

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As the healthcare field has continued to adapt in the understanding of COVID-19, how different comorbidities may affect patients in terms of the risk of contracting and or dying from the virus; clinicians, scientists, researchers, and physicians worldwide are managing the number of variables affecting the treatment of cancer. Daniel Spratt, MD, Radiation Oncologist from the University of Michigan...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Genitourinary Cancer Care - Re-envisioning the Future - Zachary Klaassen and Christopher J.D. Wallis

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Recorded Date: September 8, 2020 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic necessitated rapid changes in medical practice. Many of these changes may add value to care, creating opportunities going forward. In this journal club, Zachary Klaassen, MD, MSc, and Christorpher Wallis, MD, PhD, discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on genitourinary cancer care, and how we can r...

Impacts of COVID-19 on Clinical Practice and in Research in Spain - Elena Castro

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Recorded Date: August 5, 2020 Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH, is joined by Elena Castro, MD, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on GU cancer care in Málaga, Spain. When lockdown restrictions were lifted in Spain in mid-June, the hospital resumed face-to-face visits while maintaining limitations on visitors and requiring COVID-19 testing. However, Dr. Castro notes that she anticipates a return to telehealt...

Working Together to Address the Health Crisis of COVID-19 - Stephen Freedland

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Recorded Date: July 31, 2020 Stephen Freedland, MD, presents an update on COVID-19’s impact on genitourinary cancers at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, CA. Addressing his role as the editor in chief of the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, Dr. Freedland also speaks to the increase in journal submissions which started with the pandemic in March and has been sustained until now. He provid...

Delivering Life Saving Care While Limiting COVID-19 Exposure - Sumit Subudhi

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Recorded Date: July 30, 2020 Sumit Subudhi, MD, PhD, and Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH discuss the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Subudhi describes how patients who often live out of town or out of state, but rely on MD Anderson's care, have been assigned to telehealth visits or referred to local oncologists as it has become unsafe to travel during the pandemic. Dr....

Managing The COVID-19 Infection Rate and Continuing GU Cancer Treatment in the UK During the Ongoing Pandemic - Thomas Powles

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Recorded Date: July 31, 2020 Director of London’s Barts Cancer Centre Thomas Powles, MBBS, MRCP, MD, joins Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH to discuss the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care in the United Kingdom. Dr. Powles details how temporary protective measures set in place at the Centre in the early months of the pandemic, such as temperature checks and limited visitors, have now b...

Efforts to Prevent Further Resurgence of COVID-19, An Update from Galveston, Texas - Stephen Williams

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Recorded Date: July 25, 2020 Stephen Williams, MD, discusses the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Galveston, TX, and its continued impact on urologic care in conversation with Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH. Dr. Williams details the precautions that remain in place at the hospital including extensive personal protective equipment, temperature checks, and the increased use of telemedicine, as well as how...

Strategies For Treating Genitourinary Cancer in the COVID-19 Era - Ashish Kamat

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Recorded Date: July 27, 2020 Ashish Kamat, MD, MBBS, joins Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH with an update on the effect of COVID-19 in Houston, Texas, and his practice at MD Anderson. Dr. Kamat shares an update on the BADAS trial investigating the use of BCG vaccination in combatting COVID-19 and touches on the ways in which social distancing measures have affected the exchange of knowledge between academ...

The COVID-19 Impact in New Orleans and on GU Cancer Care - A. Oliver Sartor

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Recorded Date: July 27, 2020 Oliver Sartor joins Alicia Morgans sharing an update on his perspective of the novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), and the current disruption in healthcare in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Sartor discusses the recent resurgence of cases and gives insight on how cancer patients find joy in their daily lives while continuing to stay safe during this “second wave” of the inf...

The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium: Understanding the Effects of COVID-19 on Patients with GU Cancers - Petros Grivas

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Recorded Date: July 26, 2020 Petros Grivas, MD, PhD, joins Alicia Morgans to describe the work of the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19), a group of 100 institutions spanning the United States, Canada and Spain which has aimed to use "crowdsourcing" to collect data on how COVID-19 is impacting cancer patients. Dr. Grivas reviews a recent publication that found that the thirty-day mortality rat...