CADTH Lecture — COVID-19 and Its Impact on Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Health Systems: Evidence, Economics, and Ethics

Event Date: February 17, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Zoom Webinar (Free — Registration Required)

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on all Canadians, including cancer patients, survivors, and their families. During the pandemic, many jurisdictions curtailed early detection and cancer screening programs, some reduced access to operating rooms, and all have pivoted to virtual health. There will be significant psychosocial impacts for many patients and survivors, and we expect to see many more patients presenting with advanced disease. This lecture will present early evidence and lessons from Canada and internationally. It will include global modelling efforts to understand the impact of COVID-19 on cancer screening and treatment, early data on patient-reported experiences and outcomes, and the urgent need for more robust economic and ethics frameworks for allocating scarce resources during pandemics.


  • Stuart Peacock, MSc, DPhil, FCAHS, Professor and Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship | Faculty of Health Sciences |Simon Fraser University Head | Cancer Control Research |BC Cancer Co-Director | Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC)

Stuart Peacock is a professor and the Leslie Diamond Chair in Cancer Survivorship in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He is co-director of the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) and head of the Department of Cancer Control Research at BC Cancer. Stuart has 30 years of experience in health economics, quality of life research, public engagement, and priority setting in health and public policy. His research interests include 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.