Our objective is to identify and learn from every case of COVID-19 in cancer patients in the UK through comprehensive reporting. This disease-specific national public health response is the first phase of a broader national coronavirus disease response initiated by NHS doctors on the ground.
This project has emerged from the collective will of the oncology community in the UK. It was conceived on the 18th of March. It is unique in enabling direct real-time daily updates back to individual Cancer Centres. This project is providing insight of high clinical utility to facilitate key decision makers.
It is a testament to the strength and resilience of the UK NHS, excellence of our oncology networks (RCR, ACP, NOTCH, UK chemo board), academic institutions (Birmingham, Oxford, Leeds, UCLH, KCL) and patient networks (Macmillan and CRUK).