'The impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment and cancer research'
When: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Time: 6pm (45 minutes)
Format: Zoom webinar
In the first event in this series, patient advocate and research scientist, Sarah McLoughlin chats with Professor Patrick Mallon and Professor Michaela Higgins on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment and cancer research in Ireland.
Michaela Higgins is a Consultant Medical Oncologist at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin and a Clinical Professor at University College Dublin (UCD). Prof. Higgins specialises in the care of patients with breast cancer and has been involved in active clinical cancer research for the past 10 years. She has published extensively in this area and has received multiple competitive grants and awards.
Patrick (Paddy) Mallon is a Consultant in Infectious Diseases in St Vincent's University Hospital and Professor of Microbial Diseases in the UCD School of Medicine. Prof. Mallon focuses on infectious disease research; specifically HIV and more recently, SARS-CoV-2. He is leading the All Ireland Infectious Disease Cohort project. This looks at samples and clinical data from patients who are ill with Covid-19 to reveal how the pathogen interacts in the body.