Below is a list of potentially useful sources for further information and data on the impact of Covid-19 on cancer research and care.

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NCRAS Rapid Cancer Registration Dataset – The Rapid Cancer Registration Dataset contains proxy tumour registrations and some associated events on the cancer patient pathway (e.g. surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy) from January 2018 to the most recently available data on cancer diagnoses.

Public Rapid Cancer Registration and Treatment Dashboard – Monthly estimates of the number of diagnoses of cancer, the volume of surgical tumour resection procedures undertaken and the proportion of patients receiving a surgical tumour resection, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, at England level.

NCRAS Covid-19 Resources – NCRAS is undertaking a number of core projects aimed at providing near real-time data for England to support clinical and policy decision making in relation to the COVID pandemic.

NHS Digital Trusted Research Environment Service for England – NHS Digital’s Trusted Research Environment (TRE) service for England provides approved researchers with access to essential linked, de-identified health data to quickly answer COVID-19 related research questions.

Public Health Scotland Covid-19 Resources – The information tool provides an overview of changes in health and use of healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, drawing on a range of national data sources.

National Records of Scotland on Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) – Comprehensive and detailed analyses of mortality published on a monthly basis.

Northern Ireland Cancer Registry Impact of COVID-19 On Cancer Diagnosis Reports – To evaluate the resulting impact of this on cancer diagnosis, NICR produces a monthly overview of recent trends in the number of patients with pathology samples indicating cancer.

CRUK COVID-19 and Cancer Hub – Central resources hub for health professionals which hosts all CRUK resources and further materials to help with managing the pandemic.

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) COVID-19 Hub – Includes research prioritisation and reporting to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), National Core Studies and the HDRUK Innovation Gateway where datasets can be identified and applied for.

HDR UK Brochure – Data available for COVID-19 research across the UK (August 2021) – The HDR UK Data and Connectivity programme works in partnership with a network of UK Trusted Research Environments (TREs) to make linked data available to accredited researchers for approved uses. At the time of the publication (August 2021), there were 88 datasets associated with this programme discoverable on the HDR UK Innovation Gateway.

ecancer COVID-19 and Cancer Intelligence Hub – An updated list of COVID-19 and cancer related journal articles.

Coronavirus & Infectious Disease Research Hub – Provides a curated view into new early-stage research (not necessarily peer-reviewed) to help researchers, public health authorities, clinicians, and the public understand, contain, and manage this disease.

Reboot: COVID-Cancer Project – Publicly accessible resource of two sets of clinical data. The first dataset draws from recent studies on COVID-19 in cancer patients. The second dataset draws on years of cancer research on drugs that are now being tested for COVID-19.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Coronavirus Resources – ASCO is committed to providing the most current information and resources to its members and the larger oncology community to help ensure that individuals with cancer receive high-quality care.