Management of colorectal cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recommendations from a statewide multidisciplinary cancer collaborative

J Surg Oncol. 2022 Mar;125(4):560-563. doi: 10.1002/jso.26758. Epub 2021 Nov 25.


COVID-19 has resulted in significant disruptions in cancer care. The Illinois Cancer Collaborative (ILCC), a statewide multidisciplinary cancer collaborative, has developed expert recommendations for triage and management of colorectal cancer when disruptions occur in usual care. Such recommendations would be applicable to future outbreaks of COVID-19 or other large-scale disruptions in cancer care.

Keywords: COVID-19; access; colorectal neoplasms; evaluation; healthcare quality.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / prevention & control*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Delivery of Health Care / methods
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration
  • Delivery of Health Care / standards*
  • Humans
  • Illinois
  • Telemedicine / methods
  • Telemedicine / organization & administration
  • Telemedicine / standards