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