COVID-19 pandemic threatens global life-saving gains in childhood cancer

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Published: 12 Feb 2021
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Prof Kathy Pritchard-Jones - University College London, London, UK

Prof Kathy Pritchard-Jones speaks to ecancer about the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic on the reversal of global life-saving gains in the survival of childhood cancer. She says the COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented health crisis in all socio-economic regions across the globe.

While the pandemic has had a profound impact on access to and delivery of health care by all services, it has been particularly disruptive for the care of patients with life-threatening noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as the treatment of children and young people with cancer.

In this interview she talks about all the problems being faced by paediatric oncology in the light of the current pandemic situation and what are the solutions to it. She mentions suggestions by the WHO on how to solve these issues.

In the end, she talks about the future of paediatric oncology post covid.

To read the article click here.