“In a time of uncertainties such the present days, we all look for guiding principles. When no guidelines are available, principles shape our actions. Above all, do no harm has been ours as we are facing the largely unknown challenge of the global COVID-19 epidemic. This mentality guided our efforts to strike the balance between reducing exposure of patients and health care providers to risk of infection on the one hand, and on the other, meeting our daily goal of providing optimal oncologic treatment in a tertiary center of national relevance.”
In this editorial, Carlo Resteghini, Paola Maggioni, Vito Di Martino, and Lisa Licitra ,on behalf of the Head and Neck Cancer Medical Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori Milan, reflect on their experiences of the impact COVID-19 has had on their unit.