By Leanne Arispe

On April 21, the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, hosted a live webinar that gave patients and caregivers the opportunity to connect with cancer experts and have their questions answered about COVID-19.


The presenters were cancer center Director Ruben Mesa, M.D., FACP; Daruka Mahadevan, M.D., Ph.D., division chief of hematology/medical oncology; Mark Bonnen, M.D., chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology; Jeremy Viles, D.N.P., chief nursing officer for the cancer center; and Jan Evans Patterson, M.D., professor of medicine and pathology in the Division of Infectious Diseases.


They shared the latest information about COVID-19 and explained how the cancer center has continued providing care during this pandemic. The experts discussed the current state of COVID-19, operational safety initiatives at the cancer center and radiation therapy and cancer clinical trials.