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Combs, S.E. ; Belka, C.* ; Niyazi, M.* ; Corradini, S.* ; Pigorsch, S.U. ; Wilkens, J.* ; Grosu, A.-L.* ; Guckenberger, M.* ; Ganswindt, U.* ; Bernhardt, D.

First statement on preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic in large German Speaking University-based radiation oncology departments.

Radiat. Oncol. 15:74 (2020)
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The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging modern radiation oncology. At University Hospitals, we have a mandate to offer high-end treatments to all cancer patients. However, in times of crisis we must learn to prioritize resources, especially personnel. Compromising oncological outcome will blur all statistics, therefore all measures must be taken with great caution. Communication with our neighboring countries, within societies and between departments can help meet the challenge. Here, we report on our learning system and preparation measures to effectively tackle the COVID-19 challenge in University-Based Radiation Oncology Departments.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Review
Keywords Covid-19 ; Fractionation ; Pandemic ; Radiotherapy ; Tandem-teams
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1748-717X
e-ISSN 1748-717X
Quellenangaben Volume: 15, Issue: 1, Pages: , Article Number: 74 Supplement: ,
Publisher BioMed Central
Reviewing status Peer reviewed