Turkish national consensus on breast cancer management during temporary state of emergency due to COVID-19 outbreak

Sezer A., ÇİÇİN İ., Cakmak G. K., Gurdal S. O., Basaran G., Oyan B., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.36, no.2, pp.147-163, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/turkjsurg.4815
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-163
  • Keywords: COVID-19, breast cancer, breast surgery, consensus, DELPHI TECHNIQUE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Cancer care is excessively influenced by the COVID-19 outbreak for various reasons. One of the major concerns is the tendency for delayed surgical treatment of breast cancer patients. The outbreak has urged clinicians to find alternative treatments until surgery is deemed to be feasible and safe. Here in this paper, we report the results of a consensus procedure which aimed to provide an expert opinion-led guideline for breast cancer management during the COVID-19 outbreak in Turkey.