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 new 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. Ryan talks with members of the Cancer Center’s nursing leadership, including Erika Rosato, Director of Ambulatory Oncology Clinical Services, Hannah Lyons, Research Nurse Director, Bev Hudson, Access Nurse Manager, Mary Fay, Nurse Director, Mass General Cancer Center at Waltham, and Sandra Areias, Nurse Director, Mass General Cancer Center at Danvers. They discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has changed what they do in their units on a day-to-day basis, what the "new normal" will look like moving forward, and what they are grateful for during this time.
- 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.