American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Recommendations for Cancer Patients and the COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar 2.17.21

Friday, February 26, 2021
1:00 pm CT

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As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to roll out and ramp up across the country, members of the medical community have voiced concerns regarding recommendations, access, and adverse effects for cancer patients. The American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs will host a webinar to review these issues, including:

  • Consensus COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for patients in active cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormone therapy.
  • Specifics for COVID-19 vaccination in breast cancer patients, including those in hormone therapy follow up; where to deliver the vaccine for unilateral breast cancer; and findings on and timing of screening mammograms.
  • Clinical factors associated with worse outcomes amongst cancer patients infected with COVID-19, including potential underlying immune mechanisms behind severe COVID-19 infection.


Erin Bange, MD
Hematology and Oncology Fellow, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Laurie Kirstein, MD, FACS
Breast Surgical Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Lawrence Shulman, MD, MACP, FASCO
Deputy Director for Clinical Services, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for Global Cancer Medicine; Past Chair, Commission on Cancer.