Accepted for Publication: June 2, 2020.
Corresponding Author: Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Dr, UHB2C490, SPC 5010, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (email@example.com).
Published Online: August 6, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2980
Author Contributions: Dr Gharzai had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Gharzai, An.
Drafting of the manuscript: All authors.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Gharzai, An, Jagsi.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Gharzai, Resnicow, An.
Supervision: Gharzai, An, Jagsi.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Jagsi reported receiving grants from the National Institutes of Health, Doris Duke Foundation, Komen Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Genentech; grants and personal fees from the Greenwall Foundation; personal fees from Amgen, Vizient, Sherinian and Hasso, and Dressman, Benziger, Lavelle outside the submitted work; and stock options for service as an advisor for RJ Equity Quotient. No other disclosures were reported.
Additional Contributions: Anthony Back, MD, University of Washington, and staff of VitalTalk, Seattle, Washington, provided invaluable guidance to clinicians having challenging coronavirus disease 2019 conversations and inspired the development of this guide for patients with cancer. The following people assisted in the development of this oncology-specific guide: Christine Veenstra, MD, Department of Medical Oncology, University of Michigan; Sarah Hawley, PhD, MPH, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan; Diane Egleston, MPH, Center for Health Communications Research, University of Michigan; Colleen Sullivan Leh, BFA, Center for Health Communications Research, University of Michigan; Elizabeth Hershey, MS, Center for Health Communications Research, University of Michigan; Nicole Fawcett, BA, Director of Communications, University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center; Theodore S. Lawrence, MD, PhD, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan; David Smith, MD, Department of Medical Oncology, University of Michigan; Keith Casper, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan; Michael S. Sabel, MD, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan; Donna Murphy, LMSW, Patient and Family Support Services Program, University of Michigan; Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan; Marsha Benz, MPH, MA, University Health Services, University of Michigan; Molly White, MPH, Office of Patient Experience, University of Michigan; Delwyn Catley, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Kansas City; Kathy Goggin, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Kansas City; and Geoffrey Williams, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rochester. These individuals received no additional compensation, outside of their usual salary, for their contributions.
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