Protecting cancer services from the impact of COVID-19

Uniting across the cancer community to help protect cancer services from the impact of COVID-19


COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to health services worldwide - resulting in delays to cancer diagnosis and timely access to treatment. We have joined forces with over 300 other organisations to sign a letter on COVID-19 and cancer, which sets out key recommendations for governments to safeguard cancer services from the short and long-term impact of the pandemic. This is crucial to ensuring people with cancer are able to access the care they need now and in the future, long after the initial crisis abates.

We are pleased to be part of this important initiative and to have co-signed the letter with our partners from across industry, patient groups and professional organisations. Spearheaded by three leading global organisations – the European Cancer Patient Coalition, the Association of Community Cancer Centers and the Union for International Cancer Control – the letter has been sent to policymakers across the world, offering our support and asking them to commit to three recommendations to prioritise prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.


We proudly support this multi-stakeholder initiative and endorse the recommendations outlined in this important letter. It is a fantastic example of collaboration, and a rallying cry from the global cancer community. Collaboration has been a driving force behind the rapid progress that’s been made in cancer care in recent decades – and it’s clear that the cancer community is determined to work together to ensure the pandemic won’t slow the pace of progress for patients.


Dave Fredrickson,
ExecutiveVice-President of AstraZeneca’s Oncology Business Unit


Please join us and the rest of the cancer community, as we stand together in support of people with cancer all over the world. By uniting under our common goals, together we can help protect people with cancer from the COVD-19 crisis.


Veeva ID: Z4-34100
Date of Prep: June 2021