CRC News: April 24, 2020
Hello NCCRT Members and 80% Pledged Partners,
We are writing today to share a timely announcement and a new educational opportunity from the American Cancer Society.
American Cancer Society: COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO Series
The American Cancer Society is launching two COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO series to share up-to-date information about about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts cancer patients and high-risk individuals. One series offers content and discussion for interdisciplinary cancer care teams, while the other offers content and discussion for non-paid caregivers. Experts from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) will share strategies and answer questions in a secure, online environment offered at no cost to participants.
Pre-registration is required and participants are not required to attend all three sessions. See below for additional information on topics and how to register.
COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO for Cancer Care Teams
The COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO for Cancer Care Teams will share up-to-date information with interdisciplinary cancer care teams about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts cancer patients and other high-risk individuals.
Pre-registration is required. Register today to join any of the sessions below and to submit your questions for the experts. Download this one-pager for additional information on the expert faculty. Tuesday, April 28 from 12:00—1:00 pm ET Topics will include:
- What health care providers and cancer patients need to know about the coronavirus
- What system/institutional changes/adaptations have been beneficial
- Should people still get screened for cancer during this pandemic?
Thursday, April 30 from 12:00—1:00 pm ET Topics will include:
- How cancer patients can mitigate risk
- Potential modifications in treatment plans
- What is the reasonable timeframe to delay follow-up testing or treatment and how to guide patients?
Tuesday, May 5 from 12:00—1:00 pm ET Topics will include:
- Steps to take to reengage patients as the pandemic subsides
COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO for Cancer Caregivers
The COVID-19 and Cancer ECHO for Cancer Caregivers will share up-to-date information with non-paid caregivers about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts cancer patients and how to support cancer patients during the pandemic.
Pre-registration is required. Register today to join any of the following sessions and to submit your questions for the experts. Download this one-pager for more information on the expert faculty. Wednesday, April 29 from 12:00—1:00 pm ET Topics will include:
- What cancer patients need to know about the coronavirus
- What caregivers can do to help if they do not live with that person and are social distancing
- What precautions should cancer patients take when continuing to receive treatment?
Wednesday, May 6 from 12:00—1:00 pm ET Topics will include:
- Lowering the risk of illness
- Why cancer patients are more likely to get infections
- Watching for and preventing infections in people with cancer
- Nurturing your emotional health
Wednesday, May 13 from 12:00—1:00 pm ET
- Topics will address FAQs during previous sessions
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