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Cancer care in a pandemic - what the data tells us

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11 May 2021

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Cancer care in a pandemic - what the data tells us

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. 

This event has been produced in collaboration with the Royal College of Radiologists and Association of Cancer Physicians


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   Delays in cancer diagnosis
Dr Ajay Aggarwal, consultant clinical oncologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and advanced fellow, National Institute for Health Research 

6.20pm   NHS-E - data on cancer waits
Professor Peter Johnson, professor of medical oncology, University of Southampton and national clinical director for cancer, NHS England and NHS Improvement

6.35pm   RTDS data during the pandemic 
Dr Katie Spencer, academic fellow in clinical oncology, University of Leeds

6.50pm   SACT dataset 
Dr James Clark, SpR in medical oncology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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

7.20pm   COVID-19 vaccination in cancer patient
Dr Sheeba Irshad, medical oncologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

7.35pm   UKCCCM data
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

7.50pm   Closing remarks

8.00pm   Finish

How to book

This webinar will be hosted on the RCP Player. Register by clicking 'book now'.

To watch the webcast, click the link below.  Please note that you can enter the live webcast up to 15 minutes before the start time. 


We want our delegates to be able to access learning at a time that suits them. This webinar will be available on-demand for 60 days (until 12 July 2021). You will have 30 days (until 11 June 2021) to gain the maximum CPD points. For the remaining days, you can self-accredit as independent learning.

We hope that this will also allow you the time and space to get the CPD credits on offer.