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the impact of COVID-19 on cancer

This briefing provided the opportunity for journalists to hear from experts about the impact COVID-19 has had on the screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the UK, and what needs to be done to support the millions of people waiting in backlog and to improve cancer services long term.


Speakers included:

Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s Chief Executive

Prof Charles Swanton, Cancer Research UK’s Chief Clinician and Group Leader at The Francis Crick Institute

Dr Jeanette Dickson, President of the Royal College of Radiologists

Dr Neil Smith, Cancer Research UK’s GP for Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Alliance

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