Maintaining Quality of Care GU Cancer Treatment During the Plateau Phase of COVID-19 in British Columbia - Kim Chi

Recorded Date: April 29, 2020

Joining Alicia Morgans from Vancouver, Canada is Kim Chi discussing how his practice is now looking forward during the plateau phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Chi discusses the keys to preventing infections and preserving the health of GU cancer patients and healthcare workers as they look to reopen clinical trials and the healthcare system as a whole. In Canada, cancer surgeries are proceeding, but Dr. Chi shares cancer diagnoses are down by 20%-50% in the month of March which he believes will cause a surge of cancer patients as the healthcare system continues to reopen.

Biographies:

Kim Chi, MD, FRCPC, Medical Oncologist, Associate Director, Clinical Research, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, BC Cancer Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer – Vancouver, Professor in the Department of Medicine, UBC and Co-Chair of the Genitourinary Disease Site for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) and the Canadian Uro-Oncology Group

Alicia Morgans, MD, MPH Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.


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