Tackling brain metastases from lung cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lung Cancer
04/09/2020

Cancer Rep (Hoboken). 2020 Sep 3:e1276. doi: 10.1002/cnr2.1276. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Given the enormous strain the COVID-19 pandemic has put on healthcare worldwide, appropriate allocation of resources according to priority is of immense importance. As brain metastases are a common presentation in lung cancer, during the pandemic, it potentially can pose a major management challenge to clinicians. In this article, we outline a pragmatic approach that oncologists should consider while managing these patients. The overarching principle is to deliver best, evidence-based treatment


without compromising patient care while ensuring the safety of healthcare workers.