UK Coronavirus cancer monitoring project

The UK Coronavirus cancer monitoring project is a clinician-led reporting project which depends on the time and skills of the Oncology community in the United Kingdom.

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Cancer Services across the United Kingdom provide a highest level of cancer care to nearly 2 million people. This pandemic is likely to impact the health and wellbeing of patients living with and beyond cancer. The aim of this project is to track and monitor our national response to COVID-19 and facilitate safe and state of the art cancer care.

This project is only possible through the generously donated time and skills of our project leads and a state-of-the-art network of “cancer COVID-19 response” reporting clinicians, totally nearly 100 oncologists.

To enable the project to launch as fast as possible, the project is broken down into a number of small teams, lead by the best oncology /scientific/technical minds in the country. Full details are here.

Many people have played a pivotal role in this project. A non-exhaustive list of key individuals is listed below.

Project Direction

Project co-lead

(Chair)

Prof Gary Middleton

(University Hospital Birmingham)

Project co-lead

(Exec)

Prof Rachel Kerr

(Oxford University Hospitals)

Project co-lead

(Exec)

Dr Lennard Lee

(University Hospital Birmingham)

Scientific Board

Senior Scientific Lead

(Oversight Analytics + dissemination)

Prof Jean-Baptiste Cazier

Scientific Lead

(Data acquisition)

Dr Claire Palles

Scientific Lead

(Data processing)

Dr Roland Arnold

Scientific Lead

(Clinical)

Dr Shivan Sivakumar

Data Acquisition Theme

Data Acquisition team

(Reporting Network lead)

Dr Anna Olsson-Brown

Data Acquisition team

(Clinical Database lead)

Dr Naomi Campton

Data Acquisition team

(Clinical Informatics)

Dr Helen Curley

Clinical Theme

Clinical team

(Clinical and National Support Lead)

Dr Daniel J Hughes

Clinical team

(Ethics and regulatory affairs Lead)

Dr Vinton Cheng

Clinical team

(Clinical Outreach and Scotland Lead)

Dr Karin Purshouse

Data Processing Theme

Processing- Systems team

(Clinical Informatics co-lead)

Archana Sharma-Oates

Processing- Systems team

(Clinical Informatics co-lead)

Anshita Goel

Processing- web team

(Data Graphics team)

Iris Anil

Processing- web team

(Data Graphics team)

Piangfan Naksukpaiboon

Data Processing Theme

Analytics team

(Data Analytics co-lead)

Csilla Varnai

Analytics team

(Data Analytics co-lead)

Christopher Middleton

Analytics team

(Data Analytics co-lead)

Sam Benkwitz-Beford

Analytics team

(Data Analytics co-lead)

Vartika Bisht

Data Analytics clinical lead

(Data Analytics co-lead)

Dr Alvin Lee

IT infrastructure

(Infrastructure co-lead)

Simon Thompson

IT infrastructure

(Infrastructure co-lead)

Carol Sandys

IT infrastructure

(Infrastructure co-lead)

Andrew Edmundsson

Web interfacing team

(Reporting Lead)

Simon Hartley

Outreach Theme

Web interfacing team

(Graphics and website lead)

Ashley Smith

Media and comms team

(Media and Comms Lead)

Naomi Longsworth

Media and comms team

(Comms team)

Jamie D’Costa

Literature team

(Literature team)

Thomas Starkey