What impact has COVID-19 had on cancer screenings and patient encounters?

Written by Ilana Landau, Editor

Results of a new study, leveraging real-world data from the TriNetX (MA, USA) network, suggest that the number of cancer-related patient encounters and screenings nationwide in the USA dropped significantly in April 2020 compared with April 2019. There have been various reports of the significant collateral impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and instituted containment measures on cancer care activities. This new study, led by researchers from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University (PA, USA), represents the largest to date to quantify some of these impacts, specifically on patient encounters and screenings. Want regular updates straight to your...

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