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Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and Oncology-Related Clinical Studies

Given the emerging urgent need to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care, numerous clinical studies have been developed by various organizations in addition to crowdsourcing efforts. Below is a succinct list of current ongoing studies. Only cancer-specific studies are listed, but there are also registries such as the American College of Surgeons (ACS) COVID-19 Registry, which captures data regardless of oncology diagnosis.

This is not a comprehensive list. If you know of any additional COVID-19 clinical studies related to oncology, please share them with Linda Zheng, ACS Cancer Research Program (ACS CRP) Program Coordinator, at lzheng@facs.org.

NCI COVID-19 in Cancer Patients Study (NCCAPS)

This is a longitudinal, natural history study of COVID-19 in people with cancer to help the National Cancer Institute (NCI) understand how cancer treatment and cancer outcomes are affected by the virus.

Eligibility: Available to all National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) and NCI Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) sites in the United States via the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU).

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American Society of Breast Surgeons COVID-19 Registry*

This is a companion registry of the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) Mastery of Breast Surgery Program to track outcomes and practice patterns of breast surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility: Information on breast cancer patients managed during the COVID-19 pandemic is collected through the ASBrS Mastery of Breast Surgery Program.

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ASCO Registry*

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Registry is a web-based registry aimed at understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the delivery of cancer care and patient outcomes.

Eligibility: Patients with a cancer diagnosis who have confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and are being treated in participating institutions in the U.S.

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ASH RC COVID-19 Registry for Hematologic Malignancy*

The ASH Research Collaborative’s datahub is a registry of patients who test positive for COVID-19 and have been or are currently being treated for hematologic malignancy. The de-identified data are analyzed on an ongoing basis to provide real-time information via dashboard format.

Eligibility: Health care professionals caring for patient with a hematologic malignancy.

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The COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium*

This is a multicenter registry effort to obtain information on patients with cancer who have tested positive for COVID-19. Institutions from the U.S., European Union, Argentina, Canada, and the United Kingdom are participating in this international collaboration.

Eligibility: Participating institutions are listed on the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium website.

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CovidSurg-Cancer*

This is an international cohort study assessing the impact of COVID-19 in cancer delay and treatment in all types of cancer. This is a parallel but separate companion study of the CovidSurg Cohort Study.

Eligibility: Any hospital performing elective cancer surgery can participate. The registry will collect data from patients planned for curative cancer surgery who have surgery completed during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as patients who would have been planned for curative surgery in the pre-COVID-19 era but who have had surgery delayed or cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The CROWN Study: Physician Survey*

This is a survey for physicians working at National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)-accredited centers to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted delays in breast cancer treatment and physician well-being.

Eligibility: Physicians (of all specialties in breast cancer) working at NAPBC-accredited centers.

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*These studies do not qualify for accrual under Commission on Cancer Standard 9.1. For inquires regarding this standard, please submit questions to CAnswer Forum or to coc@facs.org.