Managing cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: An ESMO Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus
We established an international consortium to discuss clinical evidence and to provide
expert advice on statements related to cancer management during COVID-19 pandemics.
The steering committee prepared ten working packages addressing significant clinical
questions from diagnosis to surgery. During a virtual consensus meeting, including
global experts and lead by the European Society for Medical Oncology, statements have
been discussed and voted upon. When consensus could not be reached, the panel revised
statements in order to develop consensual clinical guidance.