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Collateral damage: the impact on outcomes from cancer surgery of the COVID-19 pandemic


Prof. Clare Turnbull, Division of Genetics and Epidemiology, Institute of Cancer Research, London, presents a study that shows that delays in cancer treatment due to
For example COVID-19 is a concern, it is reported that a 6 months delay in surgery leads to 10000 death a year in England.
Delays in diagnosis and surgery cause exponential burden of attributable mortality.
The paper states that the he COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on health care provision.
To avoid a deferred public health crisis of unnecessary cancer deaths, urgent ringfencing of substantial resources is required.

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