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SFU expert on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients and survivors

November 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on all Canadians, including cancer patients, survivors and their families. During the pandemic, many jurisdictions have curtailed early detection and cancer screening programs, some have reduced access to operating rooms, and all have pivoted to virtual health.

Professor Stuart Peacock is available to speak on the impact COVID-19 has had on cancer patients, survivors and health care systems, including modelling on the curtailment of early detection and cancer screening programs, and the impact of the pandemic on patient care. He can also speak to cancer patient and survivor-reported experiences and outcomes during the pandemic and ethical issues surrounding the allocation of scarce cancer resources.

Stuart Peacock is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU, and is a Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship. He is also co-director of the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC). His primary research interests have focused on developing more effective cancer services, making health system funding decisions fairer and more transparent, and improving the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors.


Stuart Peacock, professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship


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