Cancer care in a pandemic - what the data tells us - 11th May, 2021, 6:00 pm (UK)

Cancer care in a pandemic - what the data tells us

In collaboration with the Royal College of Radiologists and the Association of Cancer Physicians

UK cancer services and patients have had to deal with previously unimaginable challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical teams have adapted to keep services operational and researchers have collected rich prospective data on the effect of COVID on cancer care. In this series of talks we will explore what has been learnt - the effects of delayed diagnosis, the adaptations made in radiotherapy and systemic therapies and the future of vaccination in cancer patients. 


6.00pm   Welcome
Dr Tom Roques, medical director, clinical oncology, Royal College of Radiologists and Professor Samreen Ahmed, consultant medical oncologist, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

6.05pm   The impact of delays in cancer diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr Ajay Aggarwal, consultant clinical oncologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and associate professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

6.15pm   NHS cancer programme - COVID-19 response, status of cancer services and recovery plans
Professor Peter Johnson, professor of medical oncology, University of Southampton and national clinical director for cancer, NHS England and NHS Improvement

6.25pm   The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on radiotherapy services in England
Dr Katie Spencer, university clinical academic fellow, University of Leeds and honorary consultant clinical oncologist, Leeds Cancer Centre

6.35pm   Systemic anti-cancer therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr James Clark, SpR in medical oncology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

6.45pm   Question and answer session
Dr Ajay Aggarwal, Professor Peter Johnson, Dr Katie Spencer, Dr James Clark

7.05pm   Oncologists' wellbeing during COVID-19
Dr Susana Banerjee, consultant medical oncologist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

7.15pm   COVID-19 vaccination in cancer patients
Dr Sheeba Irshad, senior clinical lecturer, King's College London and consultant medical oncologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

7.25pm   UK coronavirus cancer monitoring project
Dr Lennard Lee, academic clinical lecturer in oncology, University of Oxford and deputy lead for LFD quality and assurance, Test and Trace, Department of Health and Social Care

7.35pm   Question and answer session
Dr Susana Banerjee, Dr Sheeba Irshad, Dr Lennard Lee

7.50pm   Closing remarks

8.00pm   Finish

Please note that any presentations shown at this event have been produced by the individual speakers. As such they are not owned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of, the RCP, RCR or ACP


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