Cancer Res Treat.  2021 Apr;53(2):323-329. 10.4143/crt.2020.1256.

Guidelines for Cancer Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic in South Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei Cancer Center, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2Song-dang Institute for Cancer Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 3Orthopaedic Oncology Clinic, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 4Center for Liver and Pancreatobiliary Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 5Division of Cancer Prevention & Early Detection, National Cancer Control Institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 6Department of Radiation Oncology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 7Center for Colorectal Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 8Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 9Center for Proton Therapy, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 10Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital, Daegu, Korea
  • 11Department of Pediatrics, Center for Pediatric Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 12Breast Cancer Center, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 13Center for Gastric Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 14Department of Oncology/Hematology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University Chilgok Hospital, Daegu, Korea
  • 15Center for Hematologic Malignancy, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 16Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 17Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 18Department of Urology, Center for Urologic Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea
  • 19Center for Rare Cancers, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea

Abstract

At the end of 2019, the cause of pneumonia outbreaks in Wuhan, China, was identified as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. In February 2020, the World Health Organization named the disease cause by SARS-CoV-2 as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In response to the pandemic, the Korean Cancer Association formed the COVID-19 task force to develop practice guidelines. This special article introduces the clinical practice guidelines for cancer patients which will help oncologists best manage cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cancer care; COVID-19; Guideline; Korea
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