Cancer beyond COVID-19 series

UICC invited the cancer community to reflect on some of the changes set in motion by COVID-19, and discuss the implications for cancer prevention and control.

Cancer and COVID19 series

A series of virtual 'workshops' exploring the transformed healthcare landscape.

Over 2020 and beyond extraordinary upheaval was brought by the COVID-19 pandemic to societies, health systems, economies and governments across the world. While the crisis highlighted the structural weaknesses of many health systems and magnified existing inequalities in health outcomes, it has also accelerated key trends that may shape healthcare and public health in the years ahead.

Through this three-part series of Virtual Dialogues, UICC invited the cancer community to reflect on some of the changes set in motion by COVID-19, and discuss the implications for cancer prevention and control, and what actions may help transform this crisis into an opportunity to shape stronger, more equitable and resilient health systems for better cancer control. 

Follow-up report

Access a follow-up report, one year on from the series, which collates examples of adaptations that have since emerged for the safe restoration and continuation of cancer services, as well as perspectives from different cancer professionals on lessons learned.

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On demand recordings

On demand recordings of the discussions and news articles summarising key learning points can be accessed via the links below.

Series dialogues

Cancer beyond COVID-19 series: #1 Reimagining cancer screening and diagnosis

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Cancer beyond COVID-19 series: #2 Bringing quality cancer care closer to patients

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Cancer beyond COVID-19 series: #3 Strengthening the case for investment in cancer control

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The Cancer beyond COVID-19 series is sponsored by

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UICC's Virtual Dialogues provide members, and the cancer community, with regular opportunities to connect, exchange knowledge, access expert insights, and share solutions from the comfort of one's office or home.

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Last update

Monday 04 September 2023

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