Recommendations for triage, prioritization and treatment of breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

Giuseppe Curigliano, Maria Joao Cardoso, Philip Poortmans, Oreste Gentilini, Gabriella Pravettoni, Ketti Mazzocco, Nehmat Houssami, Olivia Pagani, Elzbieta Senkus, Fatima Cardoso

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Abstract

The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) associated disease (COVID-19) outbreak seriously challenges globally all health care systems and professionals. Expert projections estimate that despite social distancing and lockdown being practiced, we have yet to feel the full impact of COVID-19. In this manuscript we provide guidance to prepare for the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on breast cancer patients and advise on how to triage, prioritize and organize diagnostic procedures, surgical, radiation and medical treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-16
Number of pages9
JournalBreast
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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    Curigliano, G., Cardoso, M. J., Poortmans, P., Gentilini, O., Pravettoni, G., Mazzocco, K., Houssami, N., Pagani, O., Senkus, E., & Cardoso, F. (2020). Recommendations for triage, prioritization and treatment of breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breast, 52, 8-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2020.04.006