An oncologist's experience of managing breast cancer during the COVID-19 outbreak

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Published: 28 Apr 2020
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Prof Alessandra Gennari - University Hospital of Novara, Piedmont, Italy

Prof Alessandra Gennari speaks to ecancer in an online interview about how to manage breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She initially outlines the general protective measures taken by her institute to avoid the spread of COVID, particularly surrounding how they handle cancer patients and appointments.

Prof Gennari then goes in to some depth about specific issues in breast cancer patients, including age, co-morbidities, age, and how to administer treatment during isolation.

She finalises by providing advice on how to make treatment decisions based on the cancer and COVID respective risks.

More videos in this series:

Prof Philip Poortmans (University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium) - Diagnosing, treating and managing breast cancer during COVID-19

Prof Stephen Johnston (Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK) - COVID-19: Treating breast cancer and the knock on effects of the coronavirus pandemic

Dr Javier Cortés (IOB Institute of Oncology, Madrid and Barcelona, Spain) - COVID-19 and breast cancer: How should we treat our patients?

Produced with an educational grant from Eisai Europe Limited who, other than suggesting the topic, were not involved in the review of the videos or the selection of the clinicians in this video.