Updated general recommendations in cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines

Ecancermedicalscience. 2020 Oct 20;14:1128. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2020.1128. eCollection 2020.


In May 2020, the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology published its initial recommendations on the treatment of cancer patients during the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic. The objective of this update is to provide answers to the questions pertaining to the diagnostic testing of SARS-CoV-2 for both cancer patients and healthcare professionals caring for cancer patients, as well as the recommended protective measures and practices that may be instituted in healthcare facilities.

Keywords: COVID-19; Philippines; cancer patients; management; recommendations.