‘Top Docs’ explores relationship between COVID-19 and cancer

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses the link between COVID-19 and cancer from a number of important perspectives, including patient care, screening, and research – and it features Len Lichtenfeld, M.D., MACP, a deputy chief medical officer with the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Dr. Lichtenfeld discusses…

– How the pandemic has affected cancer care and/or screening
– What changes have taken place since the beginning of the pandemic
– A surge of activity in the southern and western states
– COVID-19’s long-term effects on cancer care and survival rates
– Whether cancer patients are more susceptible to COVID-19
– How cancer treatments and screening have been adjusted with COVID-19
– Whether patients have forgone care because of COVID-19
– His biggest concerns surrounding COVID-19
– How the pandemic has affected cancer research
– How COVID-19 is affecting cancer patients and survival rates
– His forecasts for the future
– How COVID-19 has affected ACS

Dr. Lichtenfeld is a leading authority on cancer care, research, and advocacy. He is a board-certified medical oncologist and internist who was a practicing physician for nearly 20 years.

This was Dr. Lichtenfeld’s fourth appearance on ‘Top Docs.’

ACS is a nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer. Established in 1913, ACS is organized into six geographical regions of both medical and lay volunteers operating in more than 250 regional offices throughout the U.S. Its global headquarters is in Atlanta.

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached more than 1.5 million listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won two awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Award.

‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO.

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Resources

ACS website

ACS National Cancer Information Center 800.227.2345 (treatment options, locate resources, etc. 24/7)

ACS Cancer Action Network Survey: ‘Cancer Patients, Including New Yorkers, Increasingly Face COVID-19 Health Impact

ACD Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Cancer web page

HGHI Pandemics Explained web page

New York Times ‘Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count

IHME ‘COVID-19 Projections’ web page

AJC ‘Coronavirus in Georgia: COVID-19 Dashboard

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard

The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and are not necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at tkornegay@mag.org with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.