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Teleoncology: The Youngest Pillar of Oncology.
JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Sep; 6:1455-1460.JG

Abstract

The core pillars of multimodal care of patients with cancer are surgical, radiation, and medical oncology. The global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has suddenly resurrected a new pillar in oncology care: teleoncology. With oncologists reaching out to patients through telemedicine, it is possible to evaluate and fulfill patients' needs; triage patients for elective procedures; screen them for influenza-like illness; provide them with guidance for hospital visits, if needed; and bridge oral medications and treatments when a hospital visit is not desirable because of any high risk-benefit ratio. Teleoncology can bring great reassurance to patients at times when reaching an oncology center is challenging, and more so in resource-constrained countries. Evidence-based treatment protocols, dispensable by teleoncology, already exist for many sites of cancer and they can provide a bridge to treatment when patients are unable to reach cancer centers for their standard treatment. The young pillar of teleoncology is going to remain much longer than COVID-19.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.Department of Surgical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.Department of Surgical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, India.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32997540

Citation

Pareek, Puneet, et al. "Teleoncology: the Youngest Pillar of Oncology." JCO Global Oncology, vol. 6, 2020, pp. 1455-1460.
Pareek P, Vishnoi JR, Kombathula SH, et al. Teleoncology: The Youngest Pillar of Oncology. JCO Glob Oncol. 2020;6:1455-1460.
Pareek, P., Vishnoi, J. R., Kombathula, S. H., Vyas, R. K., & Misra, S. (2020). Teleoncology: The Youngest Pillar of Oncology. JCO Global Oncology, 6, 1455-1460. https://doi.org/10.1200/GO.20.00295
Pareek P, et al. Teleoncology: the Youngest Pillar of Oncology. JCO Glob Oncol. 2020;6:1455-1460. PubMed PMID: 32997540.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Teleoncology: The Youngest Pillar of Oncology. AU - Pareek,Puneet, AU - Vishnoi,Jeewan Ram, AU - Kombathula,Sri Harsha, AU - Vyas,Rakesh Kumar, AU - Misra,Sanjeev, PY - 2020/9/30/entrez PY - 2020/10/1/pubmed PY - 2020/10/21/medline SP - 1455 EP - 1460 JF - JCO global oncology JO - JCO Glob Oncol VL - 6 N2 - The core pillars of multimodal care of patients with cancer are surgical, radiation, and medical oncology. The global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has suddenly resurrected a new pillar in oncology care: teleoncology. With oncologists reaching out to patients through telemedicine, it is possible to evaluate and fulfill patients' needs; triage patients for elective procedures; screen them for influenza-like illness; provide them with guidance for hospital visits, if needed; and bridge oral medications and treatments when a hospital visit is not desirable because of any high risk-benefit ratio. Teleoncology can bring great reassurance to patients at times when reaching an oncology center is challenging, and more so in resource-constrained countries. Evidence-based treatment protocols, dispensable by teleoncology, already exist for many sites of cancer and they can provide a bridge to treatment when patients are unable to reach cancer centers for their standard treatment. The young pillar of teleoncology is going to remain much longer than COVID-19. SN - 2687-8941 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32997540/Teleoncology:_The_Youngest_Pillar_of_Oncology_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -