During the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, people with cancer still need to be treated. Marc J. Braunstein, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine and a member of NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, discusses the challenges of providing care for people with blood cancers during the pandemic, what researchers have learned about COVID-19, and more on 77WABC Radio’s Katz’s Corner, hosted by Aaron E. Katz, MD, chair of urology at NYU Winthrop Hospital.
“From a medical standpoint, the pandemic has emphasized the important work we do in all branches of healthcare and highlighted the importance of preparedness,” Dr. Braunstein says. “From a cancer standpoint, it shows the dedication of our staff in caring for patients and a reflection of the resilience of our patients, who are accustomed to dealing with uncertainty and have been able to persevere through this.”
Listen to Dr. Braunstein’s full interview on 77WABC Radio’s Katz’s Corner.