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The staff of The ASCO Post recognizes the steady flow of news on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Here, we've compiled a list of links to articles and resources on the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have a report you'd like to share, please e-mail it to us at

Direct From ASCO: COVID-19 Resources for Oncology Professionals

ASCO has developed and compiled resources to support oncology professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include evidence-based answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about clinical care of patients with cancer, a centralized collection of links to credible sources, the latest decisions about impacted ASCO meetings and programs, and oncologist-vetted information for patients. This page will be updated regularly as the COVID-19 public health situation evolves.


Coronavirus: What People With Cancer Should Know (via National Cancer Institute)

Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know (via Cancer.Net)

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (via Johns Hopkins)

COVID-19 Response Tools (via Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (via

Telemedicine Amid COVID-19 (via AMA Physician Innovation Network)

COVID-19 Resources From NCCN (via NCCN)

Cancer and Coronavirus Resources (via UICC)

COVID-19 Resources (via ASH)

COVID-19 Conversations With the Experts (via LUNGevity)

April 9

AMA Launches COVID-19 Resource Guide for Volunteer Physicians (via AMA)

COA’s Position Statement on Home Infusion (via Community Oncology Alliance)

FDA Authorizes Blood Purification Device to Treat COVID-19 (via

William A. Wood, MD, MPH, on the New ASH Research Collaborative Data Hub COVID-19 Registry for Hematologic Malignancy


Nancy E. Davidson, MD, on COVID-19 and Cancer Care: Thoughts From the Seattle Epicenter


April 8

Case Study: Patient With Multiple Myeloma Treated for COVID-19 With Tocilizumab (via

Leading Physician Organizations Urge HHS to Collect, Analyze, Release COVID-19 Data on Mortality by Race, Ethnicity (via AMA)

With Ventilators Running Out, Doctors Say the Machines Are Overused for COVID-19 (via STAT)

Coronavirus and the Cancer Patient (via The New York Times)

Cancer Patients Are at Higher Risk From Coronavirus Infection (via The Wall Street Journal)

MSK Redesigns the Protective Boxes Used During Airway Procedures, Change May Help Minimize the Spread of COVID-19 to Healthcare Providers (via Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)

April 7

$20 Million in Grants Awarded to Identify Therapies for COVID-19 (via

New Clinical Trial for Treatment of COVID-19–Positive Patients to Start at NYU Grossman School of Medicine in Partnership With Montreal Heart Institute (via GlobeNewswire)

AMA Underscores Importance of Science, Data in the Fight Against COVID-19 (via AMA)

How Coronavirus Attacks the Body (via The New York Times)

Cancer Research UK Announces Cuts to Current Funding (via Cancer Research UK)

Life 'Hanging By a Thread' for Italian Cancer Patients in Coronavirus Crisis (via The Guardian)

Community Oncology Practices Key to Cancer Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (via Clinical Oncology News)

FDA Update: Serological Tests (via

In N.Y.C., the Coronavirus Is Killing Men at Twice the Rate of Women (via The New York Times)

Celebrating the Work of Nurses in the Response to the Coronavirus (via UICC)

April 6

Clinical Trials to Evaluate Activity of Biologics, Other Agents Against COVID-19 (via

Protecting Medical Staff to Ensure Cancer Patients Can Safely Receive Care During the Pandemic (via ESMO)

Mysterious Heart Damage, Not Just Lung Troubles, Befalling COVID-19 Patients (via Kaiser Health News)

Long-Standing Racial And Income Disparities Seen Creeping Into COVID-19 Care (via Kaiser Health News)

Coronavirus Means Worrying Big Changes in The Way We Treat Cancer Patients (via Harper's Bazaar)

I Don’t Have Coronavirus. It Might Kill Me Anyway. (via Politico)

Childhood Cancer Patients and the Coronavirus: Common Questions Answered (via Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)

Cancer Surgeries and Organ Transplants Are Being Put Off for Coronavirus. Can They Wait? (via ProPublica)

New Mental Health Challenges for Cancer Patients During COVID-19 (via Colorado Cancer Blogs)

Despite Promises, Testing Delays Leave Americans ‘Flying Blind’ (via The New York Times)

How Top Cancer Centers Have Responded to Keep Patients Safe During Covid-19 (via Oncology Times)

Reorganization of Medical Oncology Departments During COVID-19 Pandemic: a Nationwide Italian Survey (via European Journal of Cancer)

COVID-19: What Our Scientists Are Saying (via Fred Hutch)

April 5

Cancer Centers Work to Mitigate COVID-19 Risk (via Oncology Nursing News)

April 4

Coronavirus Sidelines Research on Cancer and Other Ailments (via The Wall Street Journal)

April 3

Harvard Medical Student’s Innovation: Disinfection You Can See (via

Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19: Statement From Fox Chase Cancer Center (via

FDA Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Related Therapies for COVID-19 (via

Rutgers Cancer Institute Offers Clinical Trial Examining Potential Treatment for COVID-19 (via Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey)

Case Study: Treating COVID-19 in a Patient With Multiple Myeloma (via ASH)

April 2

ASH Research Collaborative's Data Hub Creates International Data Registry for Patients With Blood Cancers and COVID-19 (via

Oncologists on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation With Miriam A. Knoll, MD (via

FDA Provides Updated Guidance to Address the Urgent Need for Blood During the Pandemic (via

COVID-19 Spreads Too Fast for Traditional Contact Tracing. New Digital Tools Could Help (via STAT)

Hospitals, Doctors Feel Financial Squeeze as Coronavirus Sweeps U.S. (via The Wall Street Journal)

As Coronavirus Strains Hospitals, Cancer Patients Face Treatment Delays, Uncertainty (via NPR)

AMA Highlights Mental Health Resources for Physicians During COVID-19 (via AMA)

FDA Authorizes First Coronavirus Blood Test, A Key Step for Showing Immunity and Testing for Vaccines (via USA Today)

Improving Telemedicine Helps to Minimise Risks for Cancer Patients (via ESMO)

Cancer Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via The Lancet Oncology)

April 1

Maintaining Blood Donations During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

COVID-19 and Pediatric Patients With Cancer (via

COVID-19: Global Consequences for Oncology (via The Lancet Oncology)

LLS and Partners Commit $4.5 Million for Blood Cancer Patients Impacted by COVID-19 (via LLS)

The Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems (via The New York Times)

Clinical Research Slows as COVID-19 Surges (via Cancer Discovery)

March 31

FDA Clears CytoDyn’s Phase 2 Randomized Trial to Treat Mild-to-Moderately Ill Coronavirus Patients with Leronlimab; Enrollment to Begin Immediately (via Cytodyn)

First Cell Treatment to Fight the Coronavirus Awaits FDA Approval for Clinical Trial (via CNBC)

Use of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Every Clinician Should Know (via Annals of Internal Medicine)

Maintaining Cancer Care in the Face of COVID-19 (via Medscape)

Oncology Practices Shift to Telemedicine to Combat COVID-19 (via Targeted Oncology)

FDA Continues to Accelerate Development of Novel Therapies for COVID-19 (via

AMA Supports Health Care Workforce Using Their Own PPE (via AMA)

Coronavirus and Cancer Care: Planning, Informing, Assisting and Giving Hope (via UICC)

Financial Support Available to Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic (via ASCO in Action)

COA Thanks CMS for Major Telehealth Expansion Allowing Community Providers to Continue Cancer Treatment During Pandemic (via Community Oncology Alliance)

COVID-19 Rounds (via Clinical Oncology)

Cancer Labs Pivot to Battle COVID-19 (via Cancer Discovery)

Irene M. Ghobrial, MD, on How COVID-19 is Changing the Conduct of Clinical Trials

March 30

French Guidelines on Patients With Cancer and SARS-CoV-2 Infection (via

FDA on Signing of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Bill, Including Landmark Over-the-Counter Drug Reform and User Fee Legislation (via

COVID-19 Presents an Opportunity for Precision Medicine to Play Expanded Role in Care (via Targeted Oncology)

Anti-IL-6 Agents Suggested by SITC to Treat Patients with COVID-19 (via Cancer Network)

For Cancer Patients, Coronavirus Pandemic Presents New Risks To Treatment (via WBUR)

March 29

Infographic: What Patients With Cancer Should Know About COVID-19 (via Mayo Clinic)

March 28

AMA Urges Critical Steps to Protect Frontline Health Care Workers (via AMA)

March 27

The Blind Leading the Blind: COVID-19, Cancer, and the Need for More Data (via, reprinted from ASCO Daily News)

American College of Surgeons Issues COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Patients Undergoing Cancer Surgery (via

ACCC Mobilizes to Support Delivery of Quality Cancer Care During COVID-19 Pandemic (via the Association of Community Cancer Centers)

Giuseppe Curigliano, MD, PhD, on How COVID-19 Is Affecting Cancer Care: The View From Italy

FDA Takes Action to Help Increase U.S. Supply of Ventilators and Respirators for Protection of Health Care Workers, Patients (via

Cancer And COVID19: What Patients Need To Know (via Forbes)

A War on Two Fronts: Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19 (via Annals of Internal Medicine)

March 26

Practicing Oncology in the Era of COVID-19 (via

Association for Clinical Oncology: More Testing, Personal Protective Equipment, Practice Support Needed During COVID-19 Crisis (via

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD, MBA, on Delivering Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Report From Philadelphia

How Should Radiation Oncologists Manage Prostate Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic? (via Michigan Health Lab)

How Does the Coronavirus Behave Inside a Patient? (via The New Yorker)

March 25

U.S. Should Open Visas to International Physicians Amid COVID-19 (via AMA)

U.S. Companies, Labs Rush to Produce Blood Test for Coronavirus Immunity (via Reuters)

AMA, APHA, ASHP Issue Joint Statement About COVID-19 Medications (via AMA)

MIPS Reporting Deadline Extended to April 30 Due to COVID-19 (via ASCO in Action)

IASLC Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2020 (via IASLC)

Cancer Drug Trials on Hold Amid Coronavirus Disruption (via Nature)

March 24

Update on 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting (via ASCO)

Oncologists on the Front Lines of COVID‑19: A Conversation With John Cole, MD (via

A Message From the FDA OCE for Patients With Cancer and Health-Care Providers on COVID-19 (via

FDA Takes Action to Increase U.S. Supplies Through Instructions for PPE and Device Manufacturers (via

When Might Experimental Drugs to Treat Covid-19 Be Ready? A Forecast (via STAT)

United States Could Become Coronavirus Epicenter: WHO (via Reuters)

AMA, AHA, ANA: #StayHome to Confront COVID-19 (via AMA)

Some Cancer Patients Face Delayed Surgeries and Scaled-Back Treatments as the Coronavirus Advances (via Washington Post)

FDA Expedites Treatment Of Seriously Ill COVID-19 Patients With Experimental Plasma (via NPR)

March 23

As Covid-19 Spreads, Disruptions to Clinical Trial and Drug Development Accelerate (via STAT)

Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19 (via The New England Journal of Medicine)

March 22

Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus (via The New York Times)

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19 (via

When Cancer And Coronavirus Collide: Fear And Resilience (via NPR)

March 21

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues First Emergency Use Authorization for Point of Care Diagnostic (via

March 20

Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via

Common Questions About Coronavirus 2019 and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors (via Cancer.Net)

Coronavirus Lockdown: What I Learnt When I Shut My Cancer Lab in 48 Hours (via

MD Anderson Implements Restrictions Due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (via MD Anderson)

The Dilemmas Facing Cancer Doctors and Patients in the Coronavirus Pandemic (via Vox)

AMA Resources Available to Physicians to Navigate COVID-19 Pandemic (via American Medical Association)

Postmarketing Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Products and Dietary Supplements During a Pandemic (via

FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products During COVID-19 Pandemic (via

The One-Two Punch: Cancer And Coronavirus (via Forbes)

CCC19 Registry Launched to Understand COVID-19 in Patients With Cancer (via Cancer Network)

Why the Coronavirus Has Been So Successful (via The Atlantic)

March 19

COVID-19 May Remain Stable for Hours to Days in Aerosols and on Surfaces (via

Podcast: Coronavirus, Patients With Cancer, and the Preparedness of the Institutions That Care for Them (via

The World Health Organization has launched a global SOLIDARITY clinical trial to study treatments for COVID-19. To date, Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, France, Iran, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand are participating in the trial, and other countries are expected to join in this effort. The drugs being tested in the study include the antiviral drug remdesivir; a combination of two HIV drugs, lopinavir and ritonavir; lopinavir and ritonavir plus interferon beta; and the antimalarial drug chloroquine. (via

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Blood Donations (via

Not Business as Usual: COVID-19 Anxiety in the World of Cancer (via ASCO Connection)

March 18

COVID-19 Infection in Patients With Cancer in China (via

Spring 2020 ABIM Maintenance of Certification Exams Canceled (via

COVID-19: Guidance for ASCs on Necessary Surgeries (via Ambulatory Surgery Center Association)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Guidance for Conducting Clinical Trials (via

March 17

Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 and Its Impact on Cancer (via

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Oncology Community (via

Strategies for Protecting Patients and Health-Care Providers Against COVID-19 (via

ASCO to Hold COVID-19 Webinar for Members (via ASCO in Action)

Oxford University Provide Evidence for Coronavirus Mobile App for Instant Contact Tracing (via

The Treatment of Patients With Cancer and Containment of COVID-19: Experiences From Italy (via ASCO Daily News)

March 16

Statement From the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Regarding Elective Surgery and COVID-19 (via ASCA)

March 14

The Coronavirus Is Forcing Hospitals to Cancel Surgeries (via The New York Times)

March 13

Podcast: Pulmonary Pathology of the Novel Coronavirus in Two Patients With Lung Cancer (via

March 12

COVID-19: Older Patients With Cancer Especially Vulnerable (via Medscape)

March 9

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, Relays Opinions on Coronavirus (via

March 5

Pulmonary Pathology of Early COVID-19 Pneumonia Identified Retrospectively in Two Patients With Lung Cancer (via

NCCN Postpones 2020 Annual Conference, Citing Precautions Against Potential Patient Exposure to COVID-19 (via

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