Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 12 - 2020
A Systematic Scoping Review of Cancer Patients’ Treatment during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shafi U Bhuiyan1,2*, Housne Begum2,3, Afsheen Rizwan2, Amandeep Thakur2, Ammar Al-Douri2, Christine Arquero2, Edith Quintanilla2 and Muhammed Awlad Hussain2
1University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
2Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
3McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
*Corresponding Author: Shafi U Bhuiyan, University of Toronto and Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Received: October 14, 2020; Published: November 25, 2020




Abstract

Amongst the global effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), one of the challenges faced by health practitioners is how to continue offering treatment to cancer patients. This crisis has led to the collaboration of medical experts to discuss new strategies in the wake of this pandemic. Oncology treatment guidelines have been modified around the world to ensure the safety of this immunocompromised population by reducing exposure to coronavirus through different isolation and teleconsultation measures while providing life-saving treatments in these unprecedented settings. This scoping review summarizes the changes in the treatment of cancer patients as mentioned in the most up-to-date literature available through the first half of the year 2020. It is composed of narrative reviews, discussion or opinion papers, and reviews of current treatment guidelines for multiple types of cancers, including the extra measures needed to avoid infection. This paper aims to provide evidence-based decisions on how to deliver treatment effectively without compromising cancer patients’ safety.

Keywords:COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Cancer Treatment; Pandemic

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