Cancer and COVID-19Virtual Community and Access to Experts

Register now to join our Live Virtual Cancer and COVID series. Cancer patients dealing with COVID, doctors, and the experts in testing and treatment will be sharing their experience and answering questions to give hope, resilience, and knowledge. If you have registered you will receive a link via email the day before the event. Please note: If you cannot join us live, we will share the video of the session after.

Next Live Saturday Event: 

COVID-19 Leaders Forum, Saturday, April 4, 2020 at noon EST

Dr. Prasun MishraCEOAmerican Association for Precision Medicine (AAPM)

Prasun is leading research efforts focused on preventing and curing chronic diseases; not only treating the sick, but also providing knowledge and tools to individuals to live longer, healthier lives.

Dr. Arun SivanandamClinical Trials SpecialistStanford Cancer Institute

Arun is passionate about data science predictive analytics and is currently exploring the digital revolution of artificial intelligence applications as a precision approach to augment Healthcare and Clinical Research processes.

Dr. Piyush MathurAnesthesiologist & ICU PhysicianCleveland Clinic, Ohio

Dr. Piyush Mathur is an anesthesiologist and intensive care unit physician at the Cleveland Clinic who is on the frontlines of battling coronavirus with the AAPM.

Curtis GarbettFounder & Patient AdvocateCrush It For Curtis Foundation (CIFCF)

Curtis is passionate about Bladder Cancer Advocacy, Advancing Bladder Cancer Research, and organically telling his compelling story.

Dr. Catherine BenedictPsychologistStanford Cancer Institute

Catherine is passionate about supporting people affected by cancer, especially in dealing with the long-term challenges that persist or develop after treatment is completed.

Swamini Shraddhananda SaraswatiCo-Founder & Executive DirectorKula Kamala Foundation

Swamini believes the basis of her practice was and is to explore faith and what it means to be human, to be spiritual, to suffer, and to heal.

Catherine OrmerodExecutive Vice President, Strategy & MissionLiving Beyond Breast Cancer

Cathy is most passionate about helping volunteers become advocates for change. She believes that breast cancer often changes people and sets them on the path to advocacy.

As always, you can connect with your peers in a variety of chatrooms on the GRYT Health platform, available on our desktop or app, where you can find support and connections through others who are undergoing similar experiences. We also offer free 24/7 support through the mental-health tool, Vivibot, which is clinically proven to decrease anxiety and improve resiliency.

GRYT's mission is to improve survival and quality of life in oncology. We're committed to providing you the information and a place to talk about your concerns related to how Coronavirus affects us.

Check back often as we add resources to this page to assist you.

Register to join our Live Saturday Sessions and receive updates about how COVID-19 affects us.

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Series Calendar

COVID-19 patient and a physician treating those with COVID-19
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at noon EST

COVID-19 Leaders Forum
Saturday, April 4, 2020 at noon EST

COVID-19 Global Forum
Saturday, April 11, 2020 at noon EST

COVID-19 Global Summit (CGS)
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 10:30 am to 2:30 am EST

Authenticity: Cancer and Your Mental Health Summit
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm EST

COVID-19 patient and a physician treating those with COVID-19

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at noon EST

Our Team of Experts

Meet healthcare leaders who are at the forefront of the global public health response to coronavirus.

Mr. Fuehrer is a Co-Founder of GRYT Health, a two-time cancer survivor, an oncology researcher, and a passionate advocate for the rights of cancer patients.

Dr. Prasun Mishra is the Founder and CEO of the American Association of Precision Medicine (AAPM) and leader of the AAPM Coronavirus Taskforce (ACT), which brings together scientific, medical, and public policy thought leaders from around the world to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Kamala Maddali is an expert in precision medicine and diagnostics who educates global communities on how science and innovation are changing disease diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.

Dr. Arun Sivanandam is a clinical trial and translational medicine researcher at the Stanford Cancer Institute and scientific advisor to the American Association of Precision Medicine (AAPM) and its Coronavirus Taskforce.

Martin Ciupa is an expert in artificial intelligence and its impact on healthcare.  He uses the power of Big Data to solve global healthcare problems as the leader of the Data Science team at the American Association of Precision Medicine.

Mr. Bruno Ahualli is a serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of the Photon Group.  He coordinates AAPM’s Media Response and Investor teams to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Piyush Mathur is an anesthesiologist and intensive care unit physician at the Cleveland Clinic who is on the frontlines of battling coronavirus with the AAPM.

Mrs. Reem Mahrat is a Co-Founder of Calico Biolabs, expert in drug discovery, and leader of the Diagnostics team at the AAPM who is working side-by-side with the brightest minds in science to address the shortage of reliable testing for COVID-19.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.