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Cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq

1 Sep 2020
Sara Jamil Nidhamalddin, Rozhan Omer Hasan, Govar Othman Abubakr

The announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 2020 and the spread of coronavirus in most parts of the world, including Iraq, have posed severe challenges to the management of cancer patients both psychologically and logistically. Special experts at Hiwa Cancer Hospital, Iraq, took serious action aimed to decrease and prevent the spread of the virus among cancer patients while maintaining standard treatment protocols through compiling expert consensus, focusing on the prevention of COVID-19 and cancer patient management.

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