The COVID-19 impact on cancer care was immediate: treatments interrupted, preventive screenings canceled, and clinical trials delayed.
Also rapid was the response from ASCO to mobilize experts to monitor and study the short and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the cancer community.
In March, work began to develop the ASCO Survey on COVID-19 in Oncology Registry (ASCO Registry). Practices are now sharing information on this web-based tracker. ASCO will work to provide reports from the Registry at least monthly. Timing will depend on the number of cases reported.
These articles explore how the ASCO Registry is guiding the first steps in a global response to oncology care during and after the pandemic:
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, cancer community responds to fill data gap (The Cancer Letter)
ASCO Registry Launched to Learn More About COVID-19 in Patients with Cancer (Cancer Network)
ASH, ASCO launch COVID-19 registries (Healio)
The ASCO Registry is supported by Conquer Cancer’s COVID Impacts Cancer Fund. Make a donation today.