Professor Karol Sikora

Professor Karol Sikora

@ProfKarolSikora

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Oncologist for 50 years. CMO of @Rutherford_Hplc. Founding Dean and Professor of Medicine at @UoB_medic. Ex-director of the WHO Cancer Programme.

London
Joined on March 06, 2020
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841. in country United Kingdom and category Celebrities

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More than 106,500 urgent cancer referrals were made by GPs in England in May 2020, down from 200,599 in May 2019 – a fall of 47 per cent, with experts blaming the impact of Covid-19. If you have worrisome symptoms please contact your GP!

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Another busy week done. I’m taking Alison to her favourite Italian tonight. We’re enjoying having the restaurants back open! Whether at home or out and about, have a great evening everyone. It’s been a tough time, we all need to enjoy ourselves a little.

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I've known @ProfKarolSikora for years. If he is worried about the huge backlog in cancer services, then we all should be. He has been right about an awful lot so far and I fear sadly he will be again. We're watching a disaster unfold, yet not enough is being done. It's madness.

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This is a fantastic interview with Dr Soo Aleman from the Karolinska Institute. “We found that if you have a mild case you can be negative for antibodies afterwards … in those almost all of them had strong T-cell activity.' Significant findings. https://t.co/WK3DGO7X81

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48 reported fatalities today, in comparison to recent Fridays that is a very low number - 137 186 173 204 358. 512 new cases. Again one of the lowest numbers we've seen since the start of this pandemic. There is no doubt we are making progress, let's make sure it continues.

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Quoted @ProfKarolSikora

Right now I'm not interested in the blame game. All of that can wait, now we need to focus on two things. Moving forwards safely, but just as importantly is acting on the looming cancer crisis. MPs, journalists, anyone reading this - we need action or thousands will die.

This is such an important point from @ProfKarolSikora. All of the politics can wait. Cancer patients deserve better. We will look back in the years to come and regret that we didn't act on Karol's warnings earlier. The cost will be very sad indeed. https://t.co/PnjTbT0kjs

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Right now I'm not interested in the blame game. All of that can wait, now we need to focus on two things. Moving forwards safely, but just as importantly is acting on the looming cancer crisis. MPs, journalists, anyone reading this - we need action or thousands will die.

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Quoted @SepsisUK

Do I think we’re going to see a #SecondWave? My personal view, from my frontline armchair and NOT as an epidemiologist or virologist! https://t.co/q2L0Jdep06

Do I think we’re going to see a #SecondWave? My personal view, from my frontline armchair and NOT as an epidemiologist or virologist! https://t.co/q2L0Jdep06

Still my belief. Still no new admissions. Was chatting to a colleague at UCL Partners yesterday, things remain quiet in London too from an ICU perspective. https://t.co/Pkhbndd40b

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Quoted @ProfKarolSikora

Yet more evidence on the importance of T cells is emerging. It's significant. This isn't just one rogue study now, it's being increasingly documented. I was saying this months ago, but according to some despite having a PhD in immunology I was unqualified to comment! https://t.co/abyW0F0Ti5

Yet more evidence on the importance of T cells is emerging. It's significant.

This isn't just one rogue study now, it's being increasingly documented.

I was saying this months ago, but according to some despite having a PhD in immunology I was unqualified to comment! https://t.co/abyW0F0Ti5

T cells are vital to the immune response and longer term immunity to Covid 19. Much more so than antibodies Listen to @ProfKarolSikora summary &/or read the paper yourself (for the non-science community you may want to have a wikipedia tab open to help with the jargon) https://t.co/0s8KgdqcOf

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Gyms, pools, sports are all returning - great to see. I was hopeful back in May things would seem a lot more like normal by August. I just hope people follow the guidelines. The slogan 'enjoy summer safely' is good. Have fun, but please be aware that we all need to be careful.

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On the 7th July, 19 people were admitted to hospital in London with COVID-19.

Since the peak of admissions on the 29th March, the amount of people being admitted has decreased 97.8% from 883 to 19. https://t.co/UgZgsUBBtE

On the 7th July, 19 people were admitted to hospital in London with COVID-19. Since the peak of admissions on the 29th March, the amount of people being admitted has decreased 97.8% from 883 to 19. https://t.co/UgZgsUBBtE

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Quoted @JoeBangles11

WORLD CUP OF CHEESE! (Day 15) SEMI-FINAL 2! PARMESAN VS WENSLEYDALE! PLEASE VOTE✅, RE-TWEET🔃 AND LIKE❤️TO HELP GET AS MANY VOTES AS POSSIBLE. #worldcupofcheese

Relentlessly asking people with followings on here what is their favourite cheese is doing Twitter right. @JoeBangles11 - keep it up! Made me smile. Mine is Wensleydale and it's in the semi final of his cheese world cup - if you're a fan like me, vote below! Let's win it! https://t.co/oRtQxNYFos

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Quoted @ProfKarolSikora

It's amazing what a positive attitude can do. A cup of coffee with some porridge in the morning, followed by some quality time with Alison and the dog and I'm set for the day. So much in life is dependent on your attitude towards it. Today will be a good day!

Wake up and smile... https://t.co/8lcotscfG6

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It's amazing what a positive attitude can do. A cup of coffee with some porridge in the morning, followed by some quality time with Alison and the dog and I'm set for the day. So much in life is dependent on your attitude towards it. Today will be a good day!

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Already seeing stories of cancer patients suffering because of delayed treatment or diagnosis. Expect to see a lot more of these over the coming months! I hope NHS can ramp up quickly and clear the backlog and minimise damage Politicians please stop talking and start acting!

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One of the hardest things in oncology is when patients attend just a couple of months too late which can affect prognosis. Cancer can develop quickly. Weeks matter. If you have any new, persistent symptoms get a GP appt ASAP as @ProfKarolSikora has suggested.

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I've seen a lot of accounts on here throwing abuse around with the phrase 'be kind' in their Twitter descriptions. How does that work? Should we only be kind to the people we agree with? It isn't difficult - treat others how you would like to be treated yourself.

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Quoted @timfarron

Grateful to the Health Secretary for agreeing to meet with our APPG on radiotherapy to discuss our six-point plan to save lives being lost in the cancer backlog. Cancer patients must not be forgotten about during this crisis. @APPGRT @RTherapy4Life @prof_price @ProfKarolSikora https://t.co/IgdAzGJZYJ

Grateful to the Health Secretary for agreeing to meet with our APPG on radiotherapy to discuss our six-point plan to save lives being lost in the cancer backlog.

Cancer patients must not be forgotten about during this crisis.

@APPGRT @RTherapy4Life @prof_price @ProfKarolSikora https://t.co/IgdAzGJZYJ

It's great to see politicians pushing the Government on cancer treatment and diagnosis. Thanks @timfarron - please keep up the good work, we simply have to get moving or tens of thousands of cancer patients will suffer. https://t.co/jFaBeleqpD

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Last week the UK reported a total of 2,909 coronavirus (COVID-19) infections from Monday - Thursday.

This week we've seen Mondays figure drop 56.8%, Tuesdays 15.7%, Wednesdays 24% and Thursdays increase 11.5% giving a total reduction of 24.2% over this time last week. https://t.co/xC8mqeIHfI

Last week the UK reported a total of 2,909 coronavirus (COVID-19) infections from Monday - Thursday. This week we've seen Mondays figure drop 56.8%, Tuesdays 15.7%, Wednesdays 24% and Thursdays increase 11.5% giving a total reduction of 24.2% over this time last week. https://t.co/xC8mqeIHfI

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