Creating a Safe Space for Cancer Surgery

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Jeffrey Drebin, MD, PhD

Jeffrey Drebin, MD, PhD

Concerns around COVID-19 are common in the general population, but cancer patients are also balancing questions about what the pandemic means for their treatment, prognosis, and vulnerability to the virus. A recent segment featuring Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) on NBC News’ TODAY show highlighted the importance of continuing cancer care during this time.

A team of experts at MSK shared their insights on this topic in a Patient Information Session on how MSK is creating a safe space for cancer surgery and continuing treatment.

Members of the MSK community joined the session to have their most pressing questions answered. Topics ranged from what to expect when you come to the hospital, to what MSK is doing to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at all our clinical locations, and how MSK has safely resumed postponed surgeries and other treatments. The event was hosted by Jeffrey Drebin, MD, PhD, MSK Chair of the Department of Surgery and featured other experts in the areas of Nursing, Infectious Disease, and Anesthesiology and Critical Care.

MSK plans to continue these Patient Information Sessions on a regular basis to help address concerns from our larger community on a variety of cancer-related issues. Information on upcoming sessions and a recording of previous sessions can be heard on our website here.