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Information about cancer and COVID-19 - Surgery

Australia & New Zealand

Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand
BreastSurgANZ COVID-19 Guidelines – Update for Victoria
Date: 05-Aug-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Updated guidance for breast surgeons in Victoria relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand
Guidance to Breast Surgeons for Triage of Surgical Procedures
Date: 05-Aug-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance to breast surgeons for triage of surgical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand
Position statement regarding breast reconstruction during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 22-Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guideline for triage of breast reconstruction surgery following the reintroduction of elective surgery in Australia.

Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand
Guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 02-Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance for breast surgeons relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA)
ANZGOSA general guidelines for managing patients with Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer during COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 06-Apr-2020
Audience: Gasterontologists
Purpose: Guidance on managing oesophageal and gastric malignancy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association (ANZSA)
ANZSA position statement on orthopaedic oncology surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 31-Mar-2020
Audience: Orthopaedic oncologist
Purpose: Guidance on orthopaedic oncology surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UK

BASO – The Association for Cancer Surgery
BASO guidance - strategy for cancer surgery sustainability and recovery in the COVID 19 pandemic
Date: 09-Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance to support front line clinicians in providing essential cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada

Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Recommendations from the Canadian Association of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology for the Management of Head and Neck Cancers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 29-Jul-2020
Audience: Surgical oncologists
Purpose: Guidance for head and neck surgical oncologists to manage patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USA

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)
Society of Gynecologic Oncology recommendations for fellowship education during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: Innovating programs to optimize trainee success
Date: 17-Oct-2020
Audience: Gynecologic oncology program providers
Purpose: Recommendations for fellowship education programs in gynecologic oncology during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Society of Surgical Oncology
COVID-19 Resources
Date: 05-Oct-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance for surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Urological Association
Delaying Cancer Cases in Urology during COVID-19: Review of the Literature
Date: 17-Jul-2020
Audience: Urologists
Purpose: Guidance for urologists to help prioritize urologic cancer surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
COVID-19 pandemic breast cancer consortium’s considerations for re-entry
Date: 15-May-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Recommendations on how to safely resume the multidisciplinary care of breast cancer patients whose treatment has been put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
ACS Guidelines for triage and management of elective cancer surgery cases during the acute and recovery phases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
Date: 07-May-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance on prioritisation strategies for elective cancer surgery cases during COVID-19 pandemic.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
COVID 19: elective case triage guidelines for surgical care
Date: 27-Mar-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidelines for triage of cancer surgery.

Thoracic Surgery Outcomes Research Network
COVID-19 guidance for triage of operations for thoracic malignancies: A consensus statement from Thoracic Surgery Outcomes Research Network
Date: 09-Apr-2020
Audience: Thoracic surgeons
Purpose: Guidance for triaging patients with thoracic malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons
Recommendations for prioritization, treatment and triage of breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: Executive summary
Date: 24-Mar-2020
Audience: Health professionals
Purpose: Provide preliminary recommendations for the triage and treatment of patients with breast disease amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Europe

Polish Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians
The Polish Society of Gynecologists and Obstetricians statement on surgery in gynecology during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 31-Jul-2020
Audience: Gynecologists and Obstetricians
Purpose: Recommendations on the performance of surgical procedures in gynecology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Association of Urology
European Association of Urology guidelines during  the Coronavirus Disease 2019 era
Date: 27-Apr-2020
Audience: Urologist surgeons
Purpose: Guidance on management of urological conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

French Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (SFORL)
French consensus on management of head and neck cancer surgery during COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 11-Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Specific advice on treatment of patients with head and neck cancers during COVID-19 pandemic.

FRANCOGYN group for the CNGOF
Recommendations for the surgical management of gynecological cancers during a pandemic COVID-19 - FRANCOGYN group for the CNGOF (French article)
Date: 25-Mar-2020
Audience: Gynaecological oncologists
Purpose: Propose recommendations for the management of patients with gynecological cancer in the COVID-19 pandemic period.

International

The THOCOoP cooperative group
Recommendations for detection, prioritization, and treatment of thoracic oncology patients during the COVID‐19 pandemic: The THOCOoP cooperative group
Date: 20-Jun-2020
Audience: Thoracic oncologists
Purpose: Recommendations for the management of patients with lung cancer in the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Head and Neck Cancer International Group (HNCIG)
Recommendations for head and neck surgical oncology practice in a setting of acute severe resource constraint during the COVID-19 pandemic: An international consensus
Date: 11-Jun-20
Audience: Head and neck surgical oncologists
Purpose: Consensus recommendations for the management of surgical patients with head and neck cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.