Tuesday, 21 July 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic has revealed that the healthcare systems have difficulties not only in dealing with the direct effects of the epidemic but are also faced with challenges and dilemmas with regards to the continuity of provision of healthcare to cancer patients.

 In a recent review article, by eight members of the University of Nicosia Medical School, it is concluded that ‘a holistic contingency plan is both urgent and vital to minimize the increased morbidity and mortality that could be caused by the deprivation of high-quality healthcare to cancer patients during the current or future pandemics.’  

The article is titled ‘Developing a holistic contingency plan: Challenges and dilemmas for cancer patients during the COVID-19’ and it is published in the journal Cancer Medicine.

The authors of the review article are Dr Constantina Constantinou, Dr Ourania Kolokotroni, Dr Maria-Cecilia Mosquera, Dr Alexandros Heraclides, Dr Christiana Demetriou, Prof Peter Karayiannis, Dr Annalisa Quatrocchi and Prof Andreas Charalambous. 

Read the full article here.