COVID-19/SARS-COV-2 / RESEARCH LETTER
 
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Introduction:
We report our experience with cancer care delivery during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.

Material and methods:
Retrospective analysis of the patients treated from the 1st of March, 2020 to the 8th of May, 2020.

Results:
Team huddles, infection screening and patient selection strategies were implemented. 170 patients were treated in 576 visits. Six developed severe COVID-19 requiring hospitalization, two died. Their median Charlson Comorbidity Index was 9, higher than the rest of the cohort.

Conclusions:
Cancer care delivery is safe and feasible using an approach focused on careful patient selection, team communication and infection control.

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