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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 54-58

Management of hematological malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic

1 Department of Medical Oncology, S.L. Raheja (Fortis) Hospital and HCG Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Mumbai and Aarya Clinic, Sterling Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Ashay Karpe
Aarya Clinic, Shop No 1, Ganjawala CHS, Near Pai Nagar Garden, Off SVP Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai - 400 092, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/CRST.CRST_123_20

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by novel coronavirus, which is structurally related to the virus causing severe acute respiratory syndrome, has emerged as a global health problem. During this pandemic, treatment of oncology patients especially patients with hematological malignancies has many challenges. In the absence of definite guidelines for the management of hematological cancers, we should follow certain principles for better treatment delivery with precautions to prevent COVID-19 infection in this vulnerable population with the least compromise in patient outcome

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