COVID-19 and Genitourinary Cancers VL

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting GU Cancer Care in Montreal Canada - Fred Saad

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Recorded Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Reflecting on the continued COVID-19 pandemic, Chief of Urology and Director of GU Oncology at the University of Montreal Hospital Fred Saad talks with Alicia Morgans about the decisions he and his colleagues have made about how to continue clinical care for cancer patients during the outbreak. Dr. Saad notes that decisions are being made on a case by case b...

Treatment Considerations for Patients with Bladder Cancer in the Face of COVID-19 - Joshua Meeks

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Recorded Date: April 1, 2020 Joshua Meeks joins Alicia Morgans and offers his perspective on the changes, challenges, and differences in decision making impacting the management of muscle-invasive (MIBC) and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Meeks emphasizes the need that has arisen for a very fast mobilization and adjustment to decision making of patient...

The BADAS Trial: BCG Vaccination Against SARS-CoV-2 to Protect Health Care Workers by Enhanced Trained Immune Responses - Ashish Kamat

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Recorded Date: April 2, 2020 The ongoing pandemic involving severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its resulting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused widespread infection worldwide. Andrew DiNardo (infectious disease physician) and Paul Hegarty (urologist) join Ashish Kamat to discuss The BADAS Study: BCG vaccination As Defense Against SarsCov2: A randomized con...

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Impact on GU Cancer Care - Charles J. Ryan

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Recorded Date: March 19, 2020 Charles Ryan joins Alicia Morgans to provide a perspective on treating cancer patients in the current environment with the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss impacts of COVID-19 on starting and continuing active cancer treatment regimes, staffing challenges, changes in clinic operations, and the importance of maintaining communications and counseling patients through the...

Kidney Cancer Patient Survey Findings: Impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic - Dena Battle

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Recorded Date: March 27, 2020 Jaime Landman and Monty Pal moderate this discussion featuring Dena Battle and Michael Staehler. "In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, governments and hospital systems are struggling to determine how to continue to provide care when resources are seriously compromised. Dena Battle, president of KCCure ran a patient survey from March 22 to March 25, asking patients to...

COVID-19 Impacting GU Cancer Care and Nuclear Medicine - Phillip Koo

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Recorded Date: March 27, 2020 Each GU Cancer treatment community has unique challenges in the current era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Phillip Koo joins Alicia Morgans and shares the challenges he is experiencing as Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Banner MD Anderson in Phoenix, Arizona. The demographics are an older population of cancer patients and he shares the importance of how they define which pa...

From the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic in France - Karim Fizazi

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Recorded Date: March 24, 2020 Karim Fizazi, a GU oncologist in Paris discusses the COVID-19 pandemic impacting France with Alicia Morgans. Dr. Fizazi notes that while there are currently enough hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients in Paris, the situation is rapidly evolving. Dr. Fizazi explains that Gustave Roussy hospital in Paris has set up two areas for treating cancer patients — one for th...

COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) - Jeremy Warner -Ali Khaki - Petros Grivas

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Reported March 25, 2020 Alicia Morgans is joined by Petros Grivas, Jeremy Warner, and Ali Khaki to discuss decision making for GU cancer care in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and to highlight a new registry, called the COVID-19 Cancer Consortium or CCC19 developing to consolidate data on cancer patients who also test positive for COVID-19. Dr. Grivas begins by discussing how...

COVID-19 Crisis is Transforming GU Oncology Care in San Francisco - Hala Borno

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Recorded Date: March 25, 2020 Talking with Alicia Morgans is Hala Borno a medical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF, discussing the ways in which COVID-19 has affected all aspects of oncology care, including the way physicians interact with patients, diagnostics, and treatment plans. Clinical encounters have been shifted to remote platforms; treatment plans have been transform...

COVID-19 and Global Urologic Surgery Disruptions - Bertrand Tombal and Neal Shore

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Recorded Date: March 24, 2020 Amid the escalating COVID-19 crisis across the globe, Alicia Morgans speaks with Neal Shore and Bertrand Tombal who share the urologist's perspective on the impact of the crisis on their patients and their capacity to give care. Dr. Tombal calls in from Belgium; where he speaks to the effect of total confinement in the country and how GU-oncology and urology surgeries...