Advances in Supportive Care in Cancer during Pandemics and Natural Disasters: COVID-19 and Beyond

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 328

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Raffaele Giusti
Guest Editor
Medical Oncology Unit, Sant’Andrea Hospital of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: clinical and scientific research activities dedicated to promotion and personalization of supportive care in cancer and improving patient’s quality of life

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and severe, placing additional strains on supportive care services among cancer patients. Although supportive and palliative care are considered essential components of disaster planning and response, there are gaps in understandings about their real-life applications.

Cancer care has been profoundly impacted by the global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 disease (coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)), resulting in unprecedented challenges. Both supportive and palliative care are essential components of cancer treatment, which seek to prevent and manage chemotherapy complications, such as febrile neutropenia, anaemia, thrombocytopenia/bleeding, thromboembolic events and nausea/vomiting, all of which are common causes of hospitalisation. These adverse events are an essential consideration under routine patient management, but particularly so during a pandemic—a setting in which clinicians aim to minimise patients' risk of infection and need for hospital visits.

Dr. Raffaele Giusti
Guest Editor

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  • supportive care
  • palliative care
  • cancer
  • COVID-19
  • vaccination

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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