COVID-19 Resources

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Updated March 26, 2020

SurgOnc Today Podcast Series: Surgical Oncology Perspectives During COVID-19

The following podcasts feature conversations with individuals who are experts within their respective fields and are members of the Society’s Disease Site Work Groups. SSO supports the need for treatment decisions to be made on a case-by-case basis. The surgeon’s knowledge and understanding of the biology of each cancer, alternative treatment options, and the institution’s policies at the time the patient will be scheduled for surgery all need to be taken into consideration.

Podcasts recorded on Monday, March 23, 2020 and Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

 

SSO President-Elect, James R. Howe, MD, speaks with SSO Breast Cancer Disease Site Work Group Vice Chair, Kandace P. McGuire, MD. Dr. McGuire is the Chief, Section of Breast Surgery at the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

 

SSO President, David L. Bartlett, MD speaks with SSO Colorectal Disease Site Work Group Chair, George J. Chang, MD, MS. Dr. Chang is the Deputy Department Chair, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

 

SSO President-Elect, James R. Howe, MD provides various perspectives on endocrine cancers and COVID-19. Dr. Howe is the Director, Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.

 

SSO President, David L. Bartlett, MD speaks with SSO HPB Disease Site Work Group Vice Chair, Melissa E. Hogg, MD, MS. Dr. Hogg is the Director of HPB Surgery, Director of Robotic Training for Grainger Lab and Northshore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL.

 

SSO President-Elect, James R. Howe, MD provides speaks with SSO Melanoma Disease Site Work Group Chair, Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD. Dr. Karakousis is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

 

SSO President, David L. Bartlett, MD, speaks with SSO Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Disease Site Work Group Chair, Kiran K. Turaga, MD, MPH and SSO Sarcoma Disease Site Work Group Vice Chair, Aimee M. Crago, MD, PhD. Dr. Turaga is the Vice Chief, Section of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology (Strategy and Finance), Director, Surgical GI Cancer Program, Director, Regional Therapeutics Program at the University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL. Dr. Crago is a Surgical Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

SSO Member Discussions on COVID-19 – My SSO Community

American College of Surgeons: COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Cancer Surgery Patients

American College of Surgeons: COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Breast Cancer Patients – Breast Cancer Surgery

American College of Surgeons: COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Colorectal Cancer Patients – Colorectal Cancer Surgery

American Society of Breast Surgeons: COVID-19 Recommendations for Breast Cancer Patient Care

Annals of Surgery – Managing COVID-19 in Surgical Systems

ASCO: COVID-19 Patient Care Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Infection Control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Sequence for Putting on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg  – Practical Aspects of Otolaryngologic Clinical Services During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Epidemic: An Experience in Hong Kong. (March 20, 2020)

Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Global Cases Map

Lancet Oncology – Risk of COVID-19 for Patients with Cancer

National Cancer Institute: What People with Cancer Should Know

National Comprehensive Cancer Network – JNCCN: How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 Pandemic

NIIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery About COVID Surgery

SAGES Recommendations Regarding Surgical Response to COVID-19 Crisis

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