colab would like to express its deep gratitude for the healthcare workers across the world who under the most extraordinary circumstances continue to work tirelessly to keep us all safe.
in times like this it is important to keep the flow of information, colab continues to monitor the ever evolving situation and pull resources from around the world for patients and healthcare workers. please also refer to cancer care in the time of COVID 19 for articles in caring for cancer patients.
ASCO’s cancer.net has provided resources for patients with cancer regarding COVID 19. the post is reviewed and updated daily with new information.
the american society of clinical oncology [ASCO] is aware that people with cancer and cancer survivors, particularly those with compromised immune systems, are likely worried about the potential impact of COVID 19 on their health. patients should talk with their oncologists and health care teams to discuss their options to protect themselves from infection. please visit the site here
ASCO provider and practice information is available here
the government of canada has published information on supporting vulnerable populations supporting vulnerable populations in canada
the alberta cancer foundation has published resources for patients and family members here including a self isolation information sheet, online assessment tool and general information for albertans.
BC cancer agency information for cancer patients – an FAQ for cancer patients in BC updated as the situation continues to evolve. visit the site here for up to date information on COVID-19 in british columbia visit the BC centre for disease control.
the ministry of health and social services of québec is offering training for the three most popular platforms used to carry out telehealth interventions. training tools to prepare patients for a virtual consultation with their healthcare professional using TEAMS, REACTS and ZOOM are available here [en français]. healthcare professionals have also received training on these platforms over the last weeks.
le ministère de santé et des services sociaux du québec [MSSS] offre de la formation sur les 3 outils les plus utilisés pour réaliser les interventions en télésanté. des outils de formation pour se préparer à une visite virtuelle sont disponibles pour les patients pour les outils suivants, donc TEAMS, REACTS et ZOOM et disponible ici. dans les dernières semaines, le MSSS ont aussi donné de la formation aux professionnels
the canadian medical association journal [CMAJ] is committed to releasing information related to COVID 19 that is deemed to be of public health and policy importance and have articles and podcasts, blogs post and news available and updated frequently
innovative medicines canada [IMC] has launched a COVID 19 resource centre – this resource centre contains information on IMC members’ contributions to treating and eradicating COVID 19 as well as important resources and links. the site will feature the many contributions of IMC members in making tests for COVID 19, discover new treatments and vaccines, and support healthcare workers and communities in canada and around the world. of note, a section on drug shortages with the latest IMC public messaging is also available.
medicaments novateurs canada a lancé un centre de resources lié à la COVID 19 – ce site présente les nombreuses contributions des membres en matière de tests visant à dépister la COVID 19, la découverte de nouveaux traitements et vaccins et à soutenir les travailleurs de la santé et les collectivités au canada et dans le monde. à noter également, une section dédié sur les pénuries de médicaments.
american association of cancer institutes launched a slack workspace as a forum for AACI cancer centre members and national cancer institute leaders to share challenges and best practices related to COVID 19 and cancer. to protect the privacy of members and encourage open discussion, all requests to join the forum require administrative approval from AACI. find out more here
european society for medical oncologists [ESMO] as the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, will continue to support oncology professionals as much as possible by helping them to deliver optimal care to their cancer patients in such exceptional circumstances. ESMO is encouraging medical oncologists to work closely with their local governments and health authorities to maintain the provision of high-quality cancer services safely in their clinics and hospitals. visit the site here.
the european cancer organisation [ECCO] has released a statement on the ongoing measures being taken across europe to manage the developing situation connected to the COVID 19 pandemic. the statement gives particular attention to the growing impact of COVID 19 on the treatment of cancer patients as well as the impact of the present situation upon the functioning of Europe’s scientific, healthcare professional education and patient association sector. the statement is available here
resources availabe by ECCO members are available here
oncology nursing society [ONS] is dedicated to providing valuable and up to date resources regarding COVID 19 in response to its members’ concerns and clinical staff is continually monitoring the latest information here.
oncology central resources
cancer research UK COVID 19 resources for cancer patients
resources available by patient groups
international alliance of patient organizations [IAPO] member resources
the canadian public health association is providing free access to 10 low cost, nutritious recipes from the basic shelf cookbook!
about the basic shelf cookbook
the basic shelf cookbook is a special cookbook containing recipes that can be made from one list of low cost, nutritious ingredients that make up what we call “the basic shelf”. the basic shelf cookbook was originally developed in the early 1990s by the city of york health unit and designed for anyone living on a budget. the recipes are nutritious, tasty and are quick and easy to make.
find recipes here
this site is regularly updated by the cancer collaborative as more information becomes available we will publish it here. last updated april 8. 2020
for information about the COVID 19 outbreak in canada click here