Association of Cancer Screening Decline With COVID-19

JAMA Oncology

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021

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What The Study Did: Using insurance claims data, the change in screening rates for breast, colorectal and prostate cancers during the COVID-19 pandemic were estimated as well as the overall decline in cancer screening last year among the U.S. population.

Authors: Ronald Chen, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Kansas in Kansas City, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.0884)

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