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Professor Wishart in the media discussing the impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnosis and treatment

Professor Gordon Wishart was interviewed on The Today Programme on BBC Radio 4  discussing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Professor Wishart explained that patients with different types of cancer are experiencing delays to their diagnosis and treatment due to coronavirus. He said that, for certain types of fast-growing cancers, these delays could have a negative impact on treatment outcomes and survival rates.

However, Professor Wishart suggested that there could be solutions to this problem, such as ensuring that the network of NHS and private hospital groups within the UK work together to ensure patients with different conditions receive the care they need. He also emphasised the importance of increasing testing for coronavirus.

Professor Wishart has written to the government about this asking for coordination with the private hospital network to provide hospital facilities that are Covid19-free to offer all cancer patients, including those from the NHS and private sector, the treatment that they need.

Full list of Professor Wishart's media interviews:

Radio 4 – Today Programme: listen here (from 47:45)

Radio 5 – The Emma Barnett Show: listen here (40.05 – 46.46)

BBC Radio Scotland – Lunchtime Live: listen here (1.22 – 1.24)

Mail Online: 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8199553/Cancer-expert-warns-patients-disease-progress-operable-inoperable.html

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8200889/Nurse-cancer-procedure-cancelled-day-staff-shortages.html

 

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