Association of cancer screening decline with COVID-19

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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.

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 (doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.0884)

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