We’re Not Really Where We Thought We Would Be
Rachael Babin is chatting again with Professor Eva Segelov, Director of Oncology at Monash Health, about COVID-19 and how it is affecting oncology services. Eva provides an update on her current practice and we chat about telehealth, clinician stress, the regional and rural experience of COVID-19, lasting changes to radiation oncology and the new educational landscape. It’s a great update!
Professor Eva Segelov is a Medical Oncologist and is Director of Oncology at Monash University and Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria, previously Senior Medical Oncologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of New South Wales.
Eva is lead author of the paper Practical considerations for the management of cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic (pending publication) offering guidance for cancer clinicians, focusing on areas in medical oncology affected by COVID-19, including communication and the psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients, as well as tumour specific considerations.
Eva has an interest in academic clinical trials in GI and breast cancer and has been a member of the AGITG since 2003. She has clinical trials expertise, links with national and international trials groups, and extensive experience with adult medical education.
Rachael Babin is Editor-in-Chief of The Oncology Newsletter and Publisher of www.oncologynews.com.au. For regular oncology updates for healthcare professionals, please subscribe to The Oncology Newsletter.
With thanks to Professor Eva Segelov and Graham Knowles.
The paper Practical considerations for the management of cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic can be accessed here.