The International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) had organised a webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on older adults with cancer. SIOG was pleased to have the World Health Organisation fully represented. Public health leaders, speakers from Governments, Ministries of Health and Institutions joined the conversation. This webinar was held on September 30, 2020 at 2:00-3:00pm CET.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a barrier to equal and evidence-based management of cancer in older adults. Age and cancer diagnosis are significant predictors of adverse outcomes of the COVID-19 infection. 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. The webinar aimed to elucidate the challenges of managing cancer in older individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic and outline relevant policies to address this challenge.