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Treating Gastrointestinal Cancer During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in Europe

  • Maike Collienne
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    Department of Oncology and Hematology, Asklepios Klinik Altona, Asklepios Tumorzentrum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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  • Dirk Arnold
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    Address for correspondence: Dirk Arnold, MD, PhD, Department of Oncology and Hematology, Asklepios Klinik Altona, Asklepios Tumorzentrum Hamburg, Paul-Ehrlich-Strae 1, Hamburg 22763, Germany
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    Department of Oncology and Hematology, Asklepios Klinik Altona, Asklepios Tumorzentrum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
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      In Europe, the first cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported in several countries (eg, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom) in January 2020. By the end of March 2020, COVID-19 had spread to every European country, and the World Health Organization had declared COVID-19 a pandemic. As of June 3, 2020, a total of 1,981,431 infections and 176,269 deaths from COVID-19 had been registered in Europe.
      European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
      COVID-19 situation update worldwide, as of 3 June 2020.

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