Cancer and COVID-19Virtual Community and Access to Experts

Our Live Virtual Cancer and COVID series. Cancer patients dealing with COVID, doctors, and experts in testing and treatment will be sharing their experience and answering questions to give hope, resilience, and knowledge.

American Association for Precision Medicine COVID-19 Global Summit
Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at noon EST

Meredith BarnhartDirector of the Information Resource CenterThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Meredith is passionate to know that each and every day she is providing families with blood cancer education, support, and access to a potential cure

Lonnie BookbinderChief Executive Officer, Board ChairmanARIZ Precision Medicine

Lonnie is passionate about curing cancer and ensuring cancer patients have a patient advocate to assist them in examining all the options available to them in their care and survival.

Kamala MaddaliChief Executive OfficerHealthCollaborations LLC

Kamala is passionate about the "POWER OF HOPE from Science and Innovation" which is helping patients around the world to battle complex diseases.

Ritesh PatelChief Digital OfficerOgilvy

Craig LipsetFormer Head of Clinical Innovation, PfizerFounder, Clinical Innovation Partners LLC

Craig is passionate about making research participation accessible and empowering patients with their health data.

Peyton HowellExecutive Vice President and Chief Commercial & Strategy OfficerParexel

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.

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, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

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

American Association for Precision Medicine COVID-19 Global Summit

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 12:00 pm EST

COVID-19 Global Forum

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at noon EST

COVID-19 Leaders Forum

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at noon 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 or in public

  • 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: The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

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.

Cancer and COVID-19Community Resources

As cancer patients and caregivers, coronavirus has impacted our global community in unprecedented ways. Though we are aware of some of these risks, there are still so many unanswered questions. GRYT is dedicated to keeping you as informed as possible throughout this crisis because we also know how difficult it is to live with this anxiety and uncertainty. That’s why we have partnered with the American Association of Precision Medicine to bring you our Cancer & COVID-19 series, which enables you to interact with the patients, physicians, advocates, and scientists who are at the frontlines of battling cancer and COVID (link). That is also why we are providing you with this page of resources that includes the latest, most up-to-date information on coronavirus as well as the support groups, digital meetups, and wellness activities that we and our partners are offering everyday to help you manage during this difficult time. We are all in this together, just not physically!   Please feel free to share this with family and friends. We will continue to update this page as new resources become available.If you would like us to consider a resource for this page please email us at Thank you and be safe!


CancerCare offers Coronavirus specific fact sheets, online workshops and financial assistance, in addition to their normal resources, which include online support groups and their toll-free Hopeline, 800-813-HOPE (4673).

Family Reach

Family Reach is dedicated to eradicating the financial barriers that accompany a cancer diagnosis.

Apply for support from Family Reach

Epic Experience

Epic Experience has gone virtual! Ongoing virtual programs have been scheduled during this trying time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their goal is to continue helping the cancer community live beyond cancer with the Epic Experience Family.

Elephants and Tea

With social distancing in place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Elephants and Tea is providing the cancer community with resources to keep you informed on the latest with COVID-19 and online support groups from Elephants and Tea and the fantastic organizations they partner with.


No matter where you live, Livestrong knows that COVID-19 is effecting you and wants to help you deal with the situation at hand whether you’re a survivor with a compromised immune system or a caregiver. They have compiled a list of resources and tips from proven sources.

Stupid Cancer

Stupid Cancer has virtual resources for you to explore while practicing social distancing, including webinars and digital meetups.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, patient services and survivorship programs for those affected.

BMT InfoNet

BMT InfoNet has information on what blood and marrow transplant recipients need to know about COVID-19, as well as tips for managing anxiety during a crisis.