Consensus Statement on the Management of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic. HemaSphere Talaulikar, D., Advani, R. H., Branagan, A. R., Buske, C., Dimopoulos, M. A., D'Sa, S., Kersten, M. J., Leblond, V., Minnema, M. C., Owen, R. G., Palomba, M. L., Tedeschi, A., Trotman, J., Varettoni, M., Vos, J. M., Treon, S. P., Kastritis, E., Castillo, J. J. 2020; 4 (4): e433


In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Workshop on Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (IWWM) Treatment Recommendations Panel felt the need to provide a consensus statement for the management of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia (WM) patients during this challenging time. We followed the current recommendations by the American Society of Hematology, which have been modified accordingly to fit the specific realities associated with the management of WM. In this Consensus Statement, the Panel addresses questions related to treatment initiation, preferred therapies, minimizing visit to clinics and infusions centers, supportive care and guidance for WM patients in clinical trials. Finally, we also provide information on timing and appropriateness of testing and management of COVID-19 infected patients, as well as ways to get physicians and patients involved in registry studies that could help others.

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