Treating elderly cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Published: 30 Oct 2020
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Dr Anna Mislang - Flinders Private Hospital, Bedford Park, Australia

Dr Anna Mislang speaks to ecancer about the SIOG COVID-19 working group’s report and discussion of ethical issues revolving around treatment of cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Mislang initially talks about the aims and objectives of the working group and then explains in detail their report. She covers all the aspects of cancer care and treatment and how they need to be changed in certain ways to meet the challenges created by the COVID-19 situation.

Dr Mislang winds it up in the end by talking about the future of geriatric oncology in terms of the “new normal” and says that SIOG is committed to improving the care of older adults with cancer.