Covid-19: NCRI updates

See below for a number of updates from NCRI during the coronavirus outbreak

The language of cancer and COVID-19 – helpful or harmful?

Posted on May 26th, 2020

Janette Rawlinson is a consumer member of NCRI’s lung cancer advanced disease sub-group and Consumer Forum, steering committee member of British Thoracic Oncology Group and ELF lung cancer patient advisory group. Here she shares her thoughts on the language of cancer and asks if lessons can be…

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CMPath host virtual proposals guidance meeting

Posted on May 5th, 2020

NCRI's Cellular Molecular Pathology Initiative (CMPath) hosted their first proposals guidance meeting, to provide guidance and feedback to researchers on pathology and biomarker components of clinical trials. Three groups of researchers presented their proposals for discussion and feedback with…

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Changes to NCRI operating hours

Posted on Apr 30th, 2020

A number of NCRI's charity partners have had their fundraising activities significantly disrupted by COVID-19 and expect to see a significant drop in income. To ensure that NCRI can deliver on its mission we have taken decisions to reduce our expenditure, including a temporary 20% reduction in both…

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NCRI’s CTRad to lead COVID RT: a UK-wide initiative to study the impact of COVID-19 on radiotherapy services and patient outcomes

Posted on Apr 28th, 2020

COVID RT is a national initiative that aims to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK radiotherapy services and patient outcomes. The acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in major changes in the patient pathway including: A substantial reduction in new cancer…

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Partner updates

See below for a number of updates from NCRI Partners related to the coronavirus outbreak

Supporting the restart of paused NIHR research activities

Posted on May 26th, 2020

NIHR is working towards the restoration of a diverse and active portfolio of research funded and/or supported by the NIHR - including both non-COVID-19 research and important COVID-19 research which does not meet our urgency criteria. To help initiate this process, the NIHR has developed a…

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Cancer Research Wales update on their response to COVID-19

Posted on May 21st, 2020

Over the past month, like many charities, Cancer Research Wales has had to adapt quickly to this crisis, as the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is being felt across the World, the UK, and in Wales.    Update on cancer research Wales’s response to the COVID-19…

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Breast Cancer Now calls for needs of breast cancer patients to be recognised and addressed in Government cancer catch-up strategies

Posted on May 21st, 2020

Thousands of women with incurable breast cancer ‘fearing for survival’ amid delays to treatment, scans and access to…

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Blood Cancer UK launch guidance for managing patients during COVID-19

Posted on May 13th, 2020

The guidance includes professional resources for managing blood cancer patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Much of the guidance has been developed by health professionals that are members of the NCRI Haematological Oncology Group. View the…

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NIHR’s response to COVID-19

Posted on Apr 24th, 2020

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/covid-19/…

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Latest resources

See below for some useful resources that have been published related to the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for healthcare professionals

Posted on May 21st, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources (Blood Cancer…

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Collateral damage: the impact on cancer outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Apr 28th, 2020

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.21.20073833v1…

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Clinical Guidance for the Management of Patients with Urothelial Cancers During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Rapid Review

Posted on Apr 28th, 2020

https://www.clinicaloncologyonline.net/article/S0936-6555(20)30161-8/fulltext  …

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Researchers highlight the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on patients with cancer

Posted on Apr 28th, 2020

https://www.qub.ac.uk/News/Allnews/ResearchershighlighttheimpactofCOVID-19pandemiconpatientswithcancer.html…

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Caring for patients with cancer in the COVID-19 era

Posted on Apr 28th, 2020

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0874-8…

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