Special Episode: Oncology After COVID-19

In season 2, episode 4 of “Targeted Talks,” Benjamin O. Anderson, MD, FACS, discussed the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and preparation for a post-COVID America.

In season 2, episode 4 of “Targeted Talks,” Benjamin O. Anderson, MD, FACS, of the World Health Organization and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center joins our host for a recap interview around a recent Targeted Oncology webinar, “Lessons Learned in Pathology and Oncology From the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

According to Anderson, the COVID-19 pandemic revealed great opportunities within our health care system, like telemedicine, which has increased since the pandemic began and is likely to continue in the future. The pandemic also revealed some weaknesses within the health care infrastructure that will have to be addressed after the pandemic as a method of readiness for future crises.

Part of improving the United States health care system, according to Anderson, is understanding that different patient populations have different resources and coming up with a plan that works for all groups.