Covid-19 and Cancer - Publications and abstracts list from taskforce members:


de Jonge L, Worthington J, van Wifferen F, Iragorri N, Peterse EFP, Lew JB, Greuter MJE, Smith HA, Feletto E, Yong JHE, Canfell K, Coupé VMH, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I; COVID-19 and Cancer Global Modelling Consortium working group 2. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on faecal immunochemical test-based colorectal cancer screening programmes in Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands: a comparative modelling study. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Feb 3:S2468-1253(21)00003-0. PMID: 33548185


Ophira Ginsburg, Partha Basu, Sharon Kapambwe & Karen Canfell. Eliminating cervical cancer in the COVID-19 era. Nature Cancer (2021). Published: 03 February 2021


Tezer Kutluk Mustafa, Ahmed Fahad, Kirazlı Meral, Yaman Bajin İnci, Müngen Eren, Ekinci Saniye, Yıldız Ferah (2021) The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric cancer care: lessons learnt from a major paediatric oncology department in Turkey ecancer 15 1172


Saab, R, Obeid, A, Gachi, F, Boudiaf, H, Sargsyan, L, Al-Saad, K, Javakhadze, T, Mehrvar, A, Abbas, SS, Abed Al‐Agele, YS, Al‐Haddad, S, Al Ani, MH, Al-Sweedan, S, Al Kofide, A, Jastaniah, W, Khalifa, N, Bechara, E, Baassiri, M, Noun, P, El-Houdzi, J, Khattab, M, Sagar Sharma, K, Wali, Y, Mushtaq, N, Batool, A, Faizan, M, Raza, MR, Najajreh, M, Mohammed Abdallah, MA, Sousan, G, Ghanem, KM, Kocak, U, Kutluk, T, Demir, HA, Hodeish, H, Muwakkit, S, Belgaumi, A, Al-Rawas, A-H, Jeha, S. Impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic on pediatric oncology care in the Middle East, North Africa, and West Asia region: A report from the Pediatric Oncology East and Mediterranean (POEM) group. Cancer. 2020: 126: 4235‐ 4245.


Fewer cancer diagnoses during the COVID-19 epidemic in the Netherlands.
Dinmohamed AG, Visser O, Verhoeven RHA, Louwman MWJ, van Nederveen FH, Willems SM, Merkx MAW, Lemmens VEPP, Nagtegaal ID, Siesling S.Lancet Oncol. 2020 Jun;21(6):750-751. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30265-5. Epub 2020 Apr 30.PMID: 32359403 


The impact of the temporary suspension of national cancer screening programmes due to the COVID-19 epidemic on the diagnosis of breast and colorectal cancer in the Netherlands.
Dinmohamed AG, Cellamare M, Visser O, de Munck L, Elferink MAG, Westenend PJ, Wesseling J, Broeders MJM, Kuipers EJ, Merkx MAW, Nagtegaal ID, Siesling S.J Hematol Oncol. 2020 Nov 4;13(1):147. doi: 10.1186/s13045-020-00984-1.PMID: 33148289


Russell B, Moss C, Rigg A, Van Hemelrijck M. Covid-19 and treatment with NSAIDs and corticosteroids: should we be limiting their use in the clinical setting? Ecancermedicalsciences (2020): In press.


Russell B, Moss C, Rigg A, Hopkins C, Papa S, Van Hemelrijck M. Anosmia and ageusia are emerging as symptoms in patients with COVID-19: What does the current evidence say? Ecancermedicalsciences (2020): In press.


Moss C, Dolly S, Russell B, Lei M, Ghosh S, Papa S, Sullivan R, Van Hemelrijck M, Rigg A, on behalf of Guy’s Cancer Real World Evidence Programme. One piece of the jigsaw for the cancer recovery strategy: Prevalence of COVID-19 in patients with cancer. Cancer Control (2020): In press.  


Russell B, Moss C, Papa S, Irshad S, Ross P, Spicer J, Kordasti S, Crawley D, Wylie H, Cahill F, Haire A, Zaki K, Rahman F, Sita-Lumsden A, Josephs D, Enting D, Lei M, Ghosh S, Harrison C, Swampillai A, Saywer E, D’Souza A, Gomberg S, Fileds P, wrench D, Raj K, Gleeson M, Bailey K, Dillon R, Streetly M, Rigg A, Sullivan R, Dolly S, Van Hemelrijck M. Factors affecting COVID-19 outcomes in cancer patients: A first report from Guy’s Cancer Centre in London. Frontiers in Oncology (2020): In press. 


Fox L, Wylie H, Cahill F, Haire A, Green S, Kibaru J, Hartley C, Sullivan R, Van Hemelrijck M. Gender differences in concerns about participating in cancer research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cancer Control (2021):  In press. 


Spencer-Bowdage S, Russell B, Rigby J, O’Kelly J, Kelly P, Page M, Raw C, Allchorne P, Harper P, Crew J, Kockelbergh R, Knight A, Van Hemelrijck M, Bryan RT. The experience of UK Bladder Cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey-based snaphot. BJUI (2020): In press. 


Beyer K, Kinsella N, Van Hemelrijck M, Barod R. How does COVID-19 impact treatment decision-making for clinicians in localised kidney cancer? BJUI Compass (2020):  In press. 


Purushotham A, Roberts G, Haire K Dodkins J, Harvey-Jones E, Han L, Rigg A, Twinn C, CS Pramesh, Ranganathan P, Sullivan R, Aggarwal, A. The impact of national non-pharmaceutical interventions (‘lockdowns’) on the presentation of cancer patients. eCancer 2021: 15 1180


D Chalk, S Robbins, R Kandasamy, K Rush, A Aggarwal, R Sullivan, C Chamberlain. Modelling Palliative and End of Life resource requirements during COVID-19: implications for quality care. BMJ Open 2021 (on line)


Lai AG, Pasea L, Banerjee A, et al. Estimated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer services and excess 1-year mortality in people with cancer and multimorbidity: near real-time data on cancer care, cancer deaths and a population-based cohort study BMJ Open 2020;10:e043828


Hanna T, King WD, Thibodea S, Jalink M, Paulin GA, Harvey-Jones E, O’Sullivan D, Booth C, Sullivan R,  Aggarwal A. Mortality due to cancer treatment delay: A systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ 2020;371:m4087


Maringe C, Spicer J, Morris M, Purusthotham A, Nolte E, Sullivan R, Rachet B, Aggarwal A. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer deaths due to delays in diagnosis: a national population-based modelling study Lancet Oncology 2020, 21(8):1023-1034


Kong YC, Sakti VV, Sullivan R, Bhoo-Pathy N. Cancer and COVID-19: economic impact on households in Southeast Asia. Ecancermedicalscience. 2020;14:1134. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2020.1134.


Boufkhed S, Harding R, Kutluk T, Husseini A, Pourghazian N, Shamieh O. What Is the Preparedness and Capacity of Palliative Care Services in Middle-Eastern and North African Countries to Respond to COVID-19? A Rapid Survey. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Feb;61(2):e13-e50


Shamieh O, Richardson K, Abdel-Razeq H, Harding R, Sullivan R, Mansour A. COVID-19-Impact on DNR Orders in the Largest Cancer Center in Jordan. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Aug;60(2):e87-e89.


Hamad L, Abdul Sater Z, Kutluck T, Shamieh O, Al Omari A, Fahed Z, Manachi M, Alrubai T, Abboud R, Mukherji D. COVID-19: regional perspectives from oncology centers in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey. Published online 18/May/2020


Bitar N, Kattan J, Kourie HR, Mukherji D, Saghir NE. The Lebanese Society of Medical Oncology (LSMO) statement on the care of patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Future Oncol. 2020;16(11):615-617. doi:10.2217/fon-2020-0252


Nnaji Chukwudi A, Moodley Jennifer (2021) Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer diagnosis, treatment and research in African health systems: a review of current evidence and contextual perspectives ecancer 15 1170


Abdul-Sater Zahi, Menassa Marilyne, El Achi Nassim, Abdul-Khalek Rima A, Abu-Sittah Ghassan, Mukherji Deborah (2020) Strengthening capacity for cancer research in conflict settings: key informant insights from the Middle East ecancer 14 1153


Alessy Saleh A, Davies Elizabeth A, Jazieh Abdul-Rahman (2020) Cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic: a perspective from Saudi Arabia ecancer 14 1076


Lombe Dorothy C, Mwaba Catherine K, Msadabwe Susan C, Banda Lewis, Mwale Maurice, Pupwe George, Kamfwa Paul, Kanduza Mulape, Munkupa Harry, Maliti Biemba, Simbeye Kalyoka, Hachizo Pious, Lin Lilie, Chiao Elizabeth, Lishimpi Kennedy (2020) Zambia’s National Cancer Centre response to the COVID-19 pandemic—an opportunity for improved care ecancer 14 1051


Yusuf Aasim (2020) Cancer care in the time of COVID-19—a perspective from Pakistan ecancer 14 1026


Dewi LKM, Gatellier L, Sabapathy K, Pramesh CS, Dai M, Huong TT, Gultekin M, Nansalmaa E, Htwe K, Yusuf A, Tahmasebi M, Pradhananga KK, Park JB, Hanapiah S, Sangrajran S, Baral RP, Jayusman AM, Iwata S, Kwek JW, Sengar M, Chinnaswamy G, He J, Tian G, Huyen PT, Thuan TV, Luvsanjodorj B, Myint YY, Chun JY, Han JS, Hwang W, Sari NK, Matsuda T An Asian Perspective of the Management of COVID-19: the Asian National Cancer Centers Alliance Led Regional Comparison Asian Pac J Cancer Care. 2020, 5 (S1), 27-42,  DOI 10.31557/APJCC.2020.5.S1.27-42


Lombe D, Phiri M, Msadabwe S. Negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of cervical cancer patients in Zambia. Ecancermedicalscience. 2020;14:ed103. Published 2020 Jul 7. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2020.ed10