Changes in Cancer Screening During Pandemic

JAMA Network Open

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022

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About The Study: Researchers found in this national survey study that screening for colorectal cancer with stool testing increased which counterbalanced a decrease in colonoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Breast and cervical cancer screening modestly decreased.

Authors: Stacey A. Fedewa, Ph.D., of Emory University in Atlanta, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.15490)

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