The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) is organising a webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on older adults with cancer. SIOG is pleased to have the World Health Organisation fully represented. Public health leaders, speakers from Governments, Ministries of Health and Institutions will join the conversation.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a barrier to equal and evidence-based management of cancer in older adults. The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) formed a panel of experts to develop consensus recommendations on the implications of the pandemic on several aspects of cancer care in this age group including geriatric assessment (GA), surgery, radiotherapy, systemic treatment, palliative care and research.
Age and cancer diagnosis are significant predictors of adverse outcomes of the COVID-19 infection. Ongoing research is necessary to expand knowledge of the management of cancer in older adults. However, the pandemic presents a significant barrier and efforts should be made to ensure equitable access to clinical trials and prospective data collection to elucidate the outcomes of COVID-19 in this population.
Certificate of attendance will be provided.
President at SIOG
President-Elect at SIOG
President at European Cancer Organisation
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology at School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Medical Officer NCD at WHO AFRO, Intercountry Support Team for East and Southern Africa
Medical oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Clinical Research & Medical Oncology at Institut Curie (Hôpital René Huguenin)
Department of Health, Philippines, National Integrated Cancer Control including Palliative and Hospice Care and Thyroid Disorders