16th November Catch Up With Cancer issue campaign update video
13th November Professor Pat Price appears on BBC Radio 5 to comment on the cancer backlog and latest cancer data
12th November Professor Pat Price, founder of Catch Up With Cancer & Radiotherapy4Life and chair of Action Radiotherapy, appears on BBC News at 6pm and 10pm
12th November Catch Up With Cancer social media event results in 3,800 emails to MPs in 24 hours
12th November #CatchUpWithCancer co-founder and petition author, Craig Russell appears on Sky News
29th October The Catch Up With Cancer campaign support report by Macmillan Cancer
23rd October The Catch Up With Cancer campaign issue urgent call to boost cancer services
22nd October Professor Pat Price features on BBC Breakfast TV
20th October Daily Mirror feature Kelly Smith’s story and #CatchUpWithCancer: “ Young mum’s harrowing cancer death as Covid forces thousands to die along and in agony
20th October The Daily Express article on new ONS figures and #CatchUpWithCancer clinical expert opinion
19th October The Sun article features comments from Professor Pat Price and the #CatchUpWithCancer campaign on new ONS figures on deaths at home
19th October Co-founder of #CatchUpWithCancer and father of Kelly Smith, Craig Russell, features on ITV News
19th October The Daily Telegraph features comment from Professor Pat Price on the new ONS figures
17th October Daily Mail reports on the #CatchUpWithCancer campaign and the impact of the Covid response on cancer patients
10th October BBC Breakfast TV speak with #CatchUpWithCancer’s Craig Russell about the campaign
10th October The Times article with patients who shared their story with the #CatchUpWithCancer campaign
10th October Al Jazeera report on UK patients missing cancer treatment due to Covid and the #CatchUpWithCancer and Radiotherapy4Life calls for boost to radiotherapy
11th October The #CatchUpWithCancer campaign covered in Sunday Express article
6th October The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Radiotherapy and APPG on Cancer met with the Secretary of State Matt Hancock
6th October #CatchUpWithCancer patient connections share their stories on BBC Three Counties Radio
1st October The #CatchUpWithCancer and Radiotherapy4Life campaign respond to the Health and Social Care Committee report’s cancer backlog recommendations
27th September The Sunday Times “Cancer sufferers go door to door to pay for private treatment” article with quote from #CatchUpWithCancer
5th September #CatchUpWithCancer Change.Org petition hits 300,000 signees
2nd September #CatchUpWithCancer petition author and father of Kelly Smith, Craig Russell issues direct video message to Matt Hancock
27th August One of the founders of the CatchUpWithCancer campaign, Professor Pat Price, has written a piece for CapX titled Government must act now to avert a Covid cancer catastrophe.
25th August #CatchUpWithCancer petition hits 250,000 signatures
22nd August The Times 107 MPs write to Prime Minister to warn cancer backlog may cost 30,000 lives More than 100 MPs have written to Boris Johnson after the coronavirus lockdown caused severe disruption to cancer diagnoses and treatments. They have called on him to deliver an emergency boost to treatment capacity.
21st August 107 MPs sign the APPG for Radiotherapy & #CatchUpWithCancer cross-party letter to the Prime Minister
24th August Professor Pat Price gives a video update on the #CatchUpWithCancer campaign and thanks supporters
17th August The Sun - Brits now more likely to die from cancer than 15 years ago because of coronavirus Professor Pat Price called on ministers to tackle the growing backlog with the “same speed, energy, and focus” deployed against the pandemic.
16th August Sunday Express - Deborah James - I might be recovering from cancer but my friends are gone Kelly's parents Mandy and Craig Russell are now calling on the Government to get cancer services back up and running to avoid further tragedies and have launched a petition - which has so far received more than 200,000 signatures - to stop tens of thousands of coronavirus-linked cancer deaths.
11th August Hits Radio Manchester interview with Professor Pat Price “This is the worst cancer crisis in my lifetime... we have never halted
10th August Hits Radio - Kelly Smith’s father Craig Russell interview about the #CatchUpWithCancer campaign and loss of his daughter following Covid impacts on her cancer treatment
6th August Hits Radio SPECIAL REPORT: Fears COVID-19 pandemic is leading to 'worst cancer crisis in a lifetime' Professor Pat Price, is interviewed for special report on Hits Radio network
3rd August The #CatchUpWithCancer petition on Change.org now has 200,000 signatures just weeks after being launched
31st July Bloomberg article: Radiotherapy Seen as Key to Solving U.K. Covid Cancer Crisis “Radiotherapy is faster, quicker and remote, so it’s the smart solution to this crisis,” said Pat Price, chair of Action Radiotherapy, who has been an oncologist for 32 years and calls the current crisis in Britain “the greatest tragedy to hit cancer care in my lifetime.”
19th July Lurgan Mail Lurgan Mail article highlights cancer services: Cancer patients, who have had no treatment since Lockdown, still await appointments for chemotherapy says MP
19th July Sunday Express Father’s grief: ‘They stopped chemotherapy as it might make her vulnerable to Covid’
19th July Sunday Express Founder of Radiotherapy4Life & #CatchUpWithCancer, and Chair of Action Radiotherapy, Professor Price writes Delay is a danger: We need to act fast: “Without doubt we are facing a truly national crisis”… “There needs to be a ‘super boost’ to cancer service from diagnostics right through the treatment pathway, to cope with what is shaping up to be the mother of all backlogs. And a good deal of that boost needs to go into transforming radiotherapy”.
11-14th July The #CatchUpWithCancer campaign has also featured extensively in local and regional news
11th July - Launch of #CatchUpWithCancer Radiotherapy4Life have teamed up with family of Kelly Smith to launch the campaign and Change.Org petition on BBC Breakfast TV | to get cancer services up and running, boost radiotherapy and save thousands of lives