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ACS Cancer Programs COVID-19 Resources Update

Webinars - COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage and Management of Cancer Patients Available This Week

To support the recently released American College of Surgeons' (ACS) COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Elective Cancer Surgery Patients, ACS Cancer Programs is hosting a series of webinars with the clinical experts and authors to review the documents and answer questions. Today's webinar focused on Multidisciplinary Management of Colorectal Cancer During COVID-19. Tomorrow the webinar will focus on breast cancer surgery and on Monday, March 30, the webinar will focus on management of thoracic surgery patients. These webinars will be recorded and posted to the ACS Cancer Programs web page within 24 hours following the events.

Multidisciplinary Management of Breast Cancer During COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020
11:00 am Eastern time
Registration required

This multidisciplinary team webinar will discuss the ACS/CoC/NAPBC guidelines for the evaluation and management of patients with breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the team will review the recently released guidance document Recommendations for Prioritization, Treatment and Triage of Breast Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Executive Summary, produced collaboratively by the NAPBC, CoC, ASBrS and NCCN. We will assess individual scenarios and describe potential options for care of these patients during this crisis.

Moderator: Scott H. Kurtzman, MD, FACS, Chairman of Surgery and Program Director, General Surgical Residency Program, Waterbury Hospital, CT; Chair, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

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; Chair, Commission on Cancer
Randy Stevens, MD, Director of Radiation Oncology, Dickstein Cancer Center, White Plains Hospital, White Plains, NY
Katharine Yao, MD, FACS, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL; Vice Chair, NAPBC

Multidisciplinary Management of Thoracic Cancer During COVID-19

Monday, March 30, 2020
11 am Eastern time
Registration required

This multidisciplinary team webinar will discuss the ACS/CoC guidelines for the evaluation and management of thoracic patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator: Daniel Boffa, MD, FACS, Professor of Thoracic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Chair, Commission on Cancer Quality Integration Committee

Matthew Facktor, MD, FACS, General Thoracic Surgeon and System Chair of Thoracic Surgery for the Geisinger Heart Institute, Danville, PA
Timothy Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS, Medical Director, Markey Cancer Center Network Development, Lexington, KY, Commission on Cancer Chair-Elect
Valerie Rusch, MD, FACS, Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery and Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; President, American College of Surgeons