EHS-COVID (62) Impact of COVID-19 on the treatment of cancer patients around the world - Narrative survey responses

17 November, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Last month INCTR’s annual publication ‘Cancer Control 2020’ asked colleagues to describe in 50 words or less how the Coronavirus pandemic had affected the care of their cancer patients. A few weeks ago I promised to share these responses with HIFA. You may see the results from 14 countries around the world at We commend their short responses to your attention, and for the consideration of policymakers.

Kind regards,

Mark Lodge

Mark Lodge

Commissioning Editor, Cancer Control 2020

Executive Director International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research [INCTR] UK

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HIFA profile: Mark Lodge is Director of Programme Development at the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, Oxford, UK. The INCTR is dedicated to helping to build capacity for cancer treatment and research in countries in which such capacity is presently limited, and thereby to create a foundation on which to build strategies designed to lessen the suffering, limit the number of lives lost, and promote the highest quality of life for children and adults with cancer in these countries, and to increase the quantity and quality of cancer research throughout the world. mlodge AT