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COVID-19 and cancer recovery in 2021

31st March 2021
DATA-CAN is pleased to provide support and data research to a new report on COVID-19 and cancer recovery by the healthcare consultancy CF.

DATA-CAN is pleased to provide support and data research to a new report on COVID-19 and cancer recovery by the healthcare consultancy CF.

The CF report brings together quantitative data on cancer from the start of the pandemic up to the position as of Spring 2021, with the findings from interviews with leading experts in the field of cancer. It includes DATA-CAN real-time data and analysis collected from the NHS during the pandemic which highlighted the severe impact that COVID-19 was having on cancer services and patients. The DATA-CAN data showed:

CF’s report makes a series of recommendations that DATA-CAN supports, including:

Commenting on the report, DATA-CAN’s scientific director, Professor Mark Lawler, said,

“We have seen significant improvements in cancer outcomes in the UK in the last decade. However, it would be a tragedy if the great strides we have made in the last 10 years were undone by what has happened in the last 10 months. Cancer must not become the forgotten “C” in the fight against COVID.”