UGI Seminar Series - Dr Alvina Lai,UCL
05 August 2020, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Title: 'The forgotten C: Cancer, multimorbidity and digital consult'
- UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni
Lucy van Dorp
The Public Health England considers patients with cancer as clinically extremely vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic. Cancer patients face a myriad of problems – increased risk of developing severe COVID-19 illness due to weakened immune systems caused by chemotherapy and disruptions in accessing cancer services during the pandemic. My research, recently featured on a BBC Panorama ‘Britain’s Cancer Crisis’ programme, uses electronic health records, to understand the impact of multimorbidity in patients with cancer during and after the pandemic. I will introduce a new, public-facing, digital consult framework for guiding decision-making in patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
About the Speaker
Dr Alvina Lai
Lecturer in Health Data Analytics at University College London
I have worked on a wide range of topics, ranging from evolution to health genomics. I am particularly interested in how we can use real-world data to tackle cancer and infectious diseases. I would also like to expand my research to include non-communicable diseases such as metabolic disease, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.More about Dr Alvina Lai