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.

Many people have played a pivotal role in this project. Those responsible for project management are listed below:

Exec

Project co-lead

(Chair)

Prof Gary Middleton

(University Hospital Birmingham)

Project co-lead

(Exec)

Prof Rachel Kerr

(Oxford University Hospitals)

Project co-lead

(Exec)

Professor Jean-Baptiste Cazier

(University of Birmingham)

Project co-lead

(Exec)

Dr Lennard Lee

(University Hospital Birmingham)

Project Management Group

Members of the PMG, as of 30 June 2020, are:

Dr Roland Arnold

(Birmingham)

Dr Naomi Campton

(Birmingham)

Dr Vinton Cheng

(Leeds)

Dr Graham Collins

(Oxford)

Dr Daniel J Hughes

(KCL)

Dr Alvin Lee

(UCL)

Dr Anna Olsson-Brown

(Birmingham)

Dr Claire Palles

(Birmingham)

Dr Karin Purshouse

(Edinburgh)

Archana Sharma-Oates

(Birmingham)

Dr Mieke Van Hemelrijck

(KCL)

Csilla Varnai

(Birmingham)

Data Acquisition Theme

Scientific Lead

(Clinical)

Dr Shivan Sivakumar

Data Acquisition team

(Clinical Informatics)

Dr Helen Curley

Data Processing Theme

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)

Christopher Middleton

Analytics team

(Data Analytics co-lead)

Sam Benkwitz-Beford

Analytics team

(Data Analytics co-lead)

Vartika Bisht

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