COVID-19 Conversations with Healthcare Experts

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we will be conducting online interviews with lung cancer experts to bring you accurate, current information on how the disease affects people with lung cancer and how to stay safe.

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Adapting to the post-shelter-in-place environment

Interview with Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH
Thoracic medical oncologist, Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
July 21, 2020

Interview with Kristin Higgins, MD
Medical Director, Department of Radiology Oncology, Emory University
June 30, 2020

Interview with Stephen Liu, MD
Associate professor of medicine and director of the Thoracic Oncology Program, Georgetown University
July 3, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

Interview with Monica Bryant, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer of Triage Cancer
Topic: Things to know about going back to work
May 13, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

Treatment facts and advice for people with lung cancer during COVID-19

Ask the Experts - Questions about Lung Cancer in the Era of COVID-19
Panel discussion at LUNGevity's 2020 International Lung Cancer Survivorship Conference
August 23, 2020

Interview with Anil Vachani, MD
Pulmonologist at the University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center and Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Topic: Accessing Lung Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 27, 2020

Interview with Dr. Narjust Duma
Thoracic oncologist
Topic: Accessing Lung Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
July 21, 2020 (in Spanish)

Interview with Nichole Tanner, MD, MSCR
Pulmonary critical care physician at Medical University of South Carolina; co-director of the Hollings Cancer Center Lung Cancer Screening Program
Topic: COVID-19 and lung cancer screening
April 30, 2020

Interview with Cheryl Bellomo, MSN, RN
Oncology nurse navigator, Intermountain Cancer Center, Cedar City Hospital, Cedar City, UT
Topic: Challenges and successes in working with a rural population during COVID-19
April 24, 2020

FDA Listening Session
Topic: Lung Cancer Clinical Trials and COVID-19
April 17, 2020 (in English)

Interview with Dr. David Carbone
Medical oncologist, co-leader of the Translational Therapeutics Program at the OSUCCC–James and Director of the Thoracic Oncology Center
Topic: Clinical care for lung cancer patients in the time of COVID19 (clinical trials, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies)
April 6, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

Interview with Dr. Jessica Donington
Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Chicago
Topic: COVID-19 and its impact on lung cancer surgeries
April 5, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

Interview with Dr. Victoria Lai
Thoracic oncologist
Topic: Clinical care for lung cancer patients in the time of COVID19 (clinical trials, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies.
April 3, 2020 (in Mandarin with English subtitles)

Interview with Dr. Robert Winn
Director of Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, pulmonologist, and advocate for community-based healthcare
Topic: Clinical care during COVID-19 and practical advice for people navigating the disease
March 31, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

Interview with Dr. Kristin Higgins
Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine and medical director of radiation oncology of The Emory Clinic at Winship Cancer Institute's Clifton campus location
Topic: Radiation oncology care during the time of COVID-19
March 23, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

Interview with Dr. Narjust Duma
Thoracic oncologist
Topic: COVID-19 and lung cancer trials and infusion-related treatments from her perspective as a medical oncologist and practical advice for people navigating the disease
March 23, 2020 (in Spanish with English subtitles)

Interview with Dr. Pierre Massion
Pulmonologist, Co-Leader, Cancer Health Outcomes and Control Research Program, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Medicine, and Director, Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Initiative at Vanderbilt University
Topic: Impact of COVID-19 on the lungs
March 19, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

Interview with Dr. Zosia Piotrowska
Thoracic oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital
Topic: Questions most relevant to the lung cancer community regarding coronavirus COVID-19
March 16, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

How to stay calm and cope with the extra anxiety of COVID-19

Presentation by Dr. Teresa DeShields
Director of Supportive Oncology, Rush University Cancer Center
Topic: Coping for lung cancer patients in the COVID-19 era
April 21, 2020

Interview with Dr. Felicity Harper
Clinical psychologist at the Karmanos Cancer Institute  at Wayne State University
Topic: Questions from the lung cancer community about coping during COVID-19
April 1, 2020 (in English with Spanish subtitles)

How changes in government policies may help patients

Interview with Monica Popp
Founding partner of Marshall & Popp, Washington, DC, policy strategists
Topic: Policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic that impact patients
April 20, 2020 (in English)

FDA Listening Session, April 17, 2020

LUNGevity spoke with the Thoracic Oncology Team from the US Food and Drug Administration's Oncology Center of Excellence to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lung cancer clinical trials and the details of the new Guidance issued by the Agency. Lung cancer patients had the opportunity to speak directly with the FDA to have their questions answered and concerns addressed.

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