Dr. Dave Ryan talks with the Cancer Center’s ambulatory nursing leadership and discuss how the COVID-19 crisis impacted their separate units, how they have responded during this time, the stressors they face, and how all of the amazing nurses and APPs have stepped up for patients and each other.
Cancer and COVID-19: Conversations from the Front Line is a video series hosted by Dr. David Ryan, Chief of Hematology/Oncology and Clinical Director of the Mass General Cancer Center, and provides a behind the scenes look at the lives of our front line physicians, researchers, and nurses during the time of COVID-19.
In this video, Dr. David Ryan speaks with Bob Herman, Senior Director of the Protocol Office at Mass General Cancer Center. Bob oversees a staff of 250 people who ensure patients have access to the latest cutting edge therapies available through clinical trials. Learn how the Protocol Office was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, why funding for clinical trials is so essential and what you can do to support this work through the upcoming Eversource Everyday Amazing Race.
- May | 15 | 2020
In this video, Dr. Eric Rosenberg discusses testing for COVID-19, the two types of tests that are currently available, and advice for the Cancer Center population in order to minimize risk from COVID-19.
- May | 11 | 2020
In this video, Dr. Alyssa Letourneau discusses the antiviral Remdesivir, how it was developed, and the clinical trials that are taking place to test the drug.
- May | 4 | 2020
Dr. Hong and Dr. Qadan discuss how the Cancer Center has had to postpone some cancer surgeries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how these patients are being managed and how the Cancer Center is prioritizing each and every patient going forward.
- May | 8 | 2020
In this video, Dr. David Ryan chats with Dr. Inga Lennes, Senior Vice President for Service Excellence and Practice Improvement at the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, as well as a lung cancer physician at the Mass General Cancer Center.
- Apr | 27 | 2020
In this video, Dr. David Ryan chats with Dr. Kerry Reynolds, Clinical Director of the Inpatient Oncology Units at the Cancer Center.