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Information about cancer and COVID-19 - Surgery

Australia & New Zealand

Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand
Updated position statement regarding breast reconstruction during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 22-Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Updated guideline for triage of breast reconstruction surgery following the reintroduction of elective surgery in Australia.

Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand
Guidance to Breast Surgeons for Triage of Surgical Procedures
Date: Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance to breast surgeons for triage of surgical procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand
Guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 02-Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance for breast surgeons relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA)
ANZGOSA general guidelines for managing patients with Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer during COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 06-Apr-2020
Audience: Gasterontologists
Purpose: Guidance on managing oesophageal and gastric malignancy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association (ANZSA)
ANZSA position statement on orthopaedic oncology surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 31-Mar-2020
Audience: Orthopaedic oncologist
Purpose: Guidance on orthopaedic oncology surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.


BASO – The Association for Cancer Surgery
BASO guidance - strategy for cancer surgery sustainability and recovery in the COVID 19 pandemic
Date: 09-Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance to support front line clinicians in providing essential cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.


American College of Surgeons (ACS)
COVID-19 pandemic breast cancer consortium’s considerations for re-entry
Date: 15-May-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Recommendations on how to safely resume the multidisciplinary care of breast cancer patients whose treatment has been put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
ACS Guidelines for triage and management of elective cancer surgery cases during the acute and recovery phases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
Date: 07-May-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance on prioritisation strategies for elective cancer surgery cases during COVID-19 pandemic.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
COVID 19: elective case triage guidelines for surgical care
Date: 27-Mar-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidelines for triage of cancer surgery.

Society of Surgical Oncology
COVID-19 Resources
Date: 15-May-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Guidance for surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons
Recommendations for prioritization, treatment and triage of breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: Executive summary
Date: 24-Mar-2020
Audience: Health professionals
Purpose: Provide preliminary recommendations for the triage and treatment of patients with breast disease amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


European Association of Urology
European Association of Urology guidelines during  the Coronavirus Disease 2019 era
Date: 27-Apr-2020
Audience: Urologist surgeons
Purpose: Guidance on management of urological conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.


French Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (SFORL)
French consensus on management of head and neck cancer surgery during COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 11-Apr-2020
Audience: Surgeons
Purpose: Specific advice on treatment of patients with head and neck cancers during COVID-19 pandemic.

FRANCOGYN group for the CNGOF
Recommendations for the surgical management of gynecological cancers during a pandemic COVID-19 - FRANCOGYN group for the CNGOF (French article)
Date: 25-Mar-2020
Audience: Gynaecological oncologists
Purpose: Propose recommendations for the management of patients with gynecological cancer in the COVID-19 pandemic period.