Screening delays due to COVID-19 predicted to increase CRC mortality by 12%

Screen delays due to SARS-C0V-2 would significantly increase advanced colorectal cancer cases and mortality if lasting beyond 12 months, according to results presented at UEG Week Virtual Press Briefing.“In the light of possible future waves of SARS-CoV-2 or other pandemics, our findings warn against screening delays above 12 months to restrain the negative impact on disease mortality,” Luigi Ricciardiello, MD, from the department of medical and surgical sciences at the University of Bologna, Italy, said during his presentation.Ricciardiello and colleagues created a two-stepRead More

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