As New York City, with more than half of New York state’s 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, has become the country’s newest epicenter of the pandemic, healthcare providers at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center have adopted procedures to keep people with cancer, as well as themselves, safe.
For example, physicians have substituted telemedicine for on-site visits, Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, director of Perlmutter Cancer Center, tells The Cancer Letter.
“On the cancer center side, I think that it’s very important that we do whatever we can to maintain the cancer services while this is going on because cancer doesn’t stop just because there’s a virus raging through the community,” Dr. Neel says. “So, I think we’re doing a good job of doing that. I think our patients are getting treated well.”
Read more from The Cancer Letter.