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COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare services across the globe and cancer care delivery is not an exception. Global lockdown has largely changed the cancer care practice from hospital visits to teleconsultations to check the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 as cancer patients are more susceptible to any infection than other individuals because of their systemic immunosuppressive state caused by the malignancy and anticancer treatments.  

There have been many important issues to be addressed as far as cancer care delivery in amid COVID-19 pandemic is concerned. We have recorded a very high number of submission related to cancer management and COVID-19 but it is very difficult to accommodate all the manuscript on similar topic respecting the diversity of our journal. Cancer care is in limbo as patients are unable to reach to hospital in view of imposed travel restrictions. As this disease is very new, there is a paucity of data on experience of cancer management in this crisis from different countries and most of the data are emerging from China.

Thus, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care (APJCC) has come up with a special issue titled “Oncology practices amidst COVID-19 pandemic” to get better insight of the problem in different countries. 

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Editorial

View Points in Oncology: Guiding Cancer Care in Coronavirus Disease Pandemic

Abhishek Shankar (Author)

5-8 |

Original Research

Guidance for Facing Dilemmas of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Clinicians in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: An Iranian Consensus

Seied Asadollah Mousavi, Sorosh Rad, Tahereh Rostami, Mohammad Vaezi, Hosein Kamranzadeh, Davood Babakhani, Sahar Tavakoli, Maryam Barkhordar, Tanaz Bahri, Amirabbas Hedayatiasl, Azadeh Kiumarsi (Author)

15-18 |

Advanced Lung Cancer Survival in Times of Economic Hardship: A Greek Paradigm

Konstantinos Miltiadou, Ioannis Kalantzis, Maria Paraskeva, Zisimangelos Solomos, Angeliki Tsifi, Dimitrios Theodoridis, Elena Riza, Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Christos Kosmas (Author)

19-25 |

Review and Meta-analysis

COVID-19 in Immunosuppressed and Cancer Patients: A review

Shirin Haghighat, Mehdi Dehghani (Author)

69-73 |

A Comprehensive Review on the Working of a Radiation Oncology Facility During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Adapting it for South Asian Settings

Kunhi Haresh, Yousra Izzuddeen, Anil Gupta, Narendra Kumar, Devangana Bora, Jagadesan Pandjatcharam, Amit Bahl, Umesh Velu, Subhash Pandit, Krishnanunni Vijayakumar Ajitha, Khan Mohammad Masud Rana, Lakshman Obeysekara, Subhash Gupta, Goura Kishor Rath (Author)

75-81 |

Short Communication

Cancer Care Challenges in COVID-19 Pandemic: A prospective from Tertiary Cancer Centre in Eastern India

Anup Kumar, Rashmi Singh, Rajanigandha Tudu, Praveer Munda (Author)

121-122 |

Case series

Transmutation of Spiritual Credence During COVID-19 Era in Cancer Patients: A Case Series

Seema Mishra, Raghav Gupta, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Swagata Biswas (Author)

129-132 |

Perspectives and View Points

The Tale of Two C’s, Cancer and COVID-19: Oncologist’s Viewpoint from India

Dharma Ram Poonia, Amit Sehrawat, Manoj Gupta (Author)

143-146 |

How We Treat Genitourinary Cancers During COVID-19 Pandemic?

Deepak Dabkara, Sandip Ganguly, Joydeep Ghosh, Amol Patel, Atul Batra, Chandan Krushna Das, TVSVGK Tilak, Bivas Biswas (Author)

147-152 |

A Practical Guide to Mitigate the Response of Corona Virus Pandemic in Radiotherapy Treatment

Shashank Bansal, Vikas Jagtap, Ghritashee Bora (Author)

153-156 |

Radiotherapy as a Cure for Covid-19 Pneumonia: Is this a Possibility?

Partha Pratim Medhi, Shashank Bansal, Faridha Jane Momin, Ghritashee Bora (Author)

157-159 |

Cancer Researchers in Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Time to Repurpose and Rethink

Mayank Singh, Chandra Prakash Prasad (Author)

161-163 |

The The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Oncofertility Services in Advanced Reproductive Centre UKM Medical Centre Malaysia

Ahmad Mohd Faizal, Abu Muhammad Azrai, Abdul Karim Abdul Kadir (Author)

165-166 |

Socio-Cultural and Economic Impact of Corona Virus on Cancer Patients, Caregivers and Survivors

Wasimul Hoda, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Abhinav Kumar, Priyanka Choudhary, Abhishek Shankar (Author)

171-173 |

Tobacco Smoking and Risk of Novel Coronavirus Infection

Anusha Dubey, Deepak Saini, Shubham Roy, Ram Pukar Bharat, Veronika Bentrad, Callum Yau, Isaac George Wallbridge, Abhishek Shankar (Author)

175-177 |

Life of an Oncologist after COVID-19 Pandemic

Abhinav Dewan, Ajay Kumar Dewan, Swarupa Mitra (Author)

179-181 |

Preparedness, Precaution and Practice of Radiotherapy during COVID-19 Pandemic- Radiotherapy Technologists Perspective

Kamala Chetia, Bhargab Sarma, GAUTAM SARMA, Shashi Bhushan Sharma, Papu Das (Author)

183-185 |

Breast Medical Oncology in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic

Rania Chacha, Said Afqir (Author)

187-190 |

Medical Physics Internship During Covid-19 Pandemic- What We Lost and Gained

Supratik Sen, Saranga Pani Hazarika, Mayuri Nath, Bimugdha Goswami (Author)

191-193 |

Solicitousness Towards Elderly Oncology Patients During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Viewpoint

Treshita Dey, Divyesh kumar (Author)

195-197 |