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COVID-19 WEBINAR: Cancer Care Delays: What They Mean to You and Your Patients - Town Hall

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians face new challenges when discussing treatment options with their patients with cancer. The federal government has encouraged hospitals to delay nonessential surgeries, while considering the severity of patients' conditions along with the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), beds and staffing. Unfortunately, patients with cancer are among those at high risk of infection with COVID-19.

As a follow up to last week's webinar on communicating with patients with cancer who may be experiencing delays in treatment, leaders from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Cancer Programs will answer your questions on this topic in an upcoming Town Hall webinar. We will address questions posed during last week's session, as well as those you can submit at The deadline for submitting questions for this webinar is 12 Noon CST on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Cancer Care Delays: What They Mean to You and Your Patients – Town Hall

11:00 am Central/12:00 Noon Eastern
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Registration required


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.


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

Robert K. Brookland, MD, FACR, FACRO, Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and a staff radiation oncologist at Chesapeake Urology Prostate Center; Chair, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)

Kelly Hunt, MD, FACS, Professor & Chair, Department of Breast Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX ; Chair, ACS Clinical Research Program

Steven Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCSI(Hon), Hon FRCS(Glasg), Director, Digestive Disease Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL; Chair, National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC)

Katharine Yao, MD, FACS, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL; Vice Chair, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)