Colorectal Cancer Screening in the Novel Coronavirus Disease-2019 Era

Evelien Dekker, Han Mo Chiu, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, WEO Colorectal Cancer Screening Committee, Graeme P. Young

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    Abstract

    “All major population-based screening programs will shortly grind to an unseemly halt.”
    If this had been the title of a WEO Screening Committee meeting presentation in October 2019, it would have been described as sensationalist, an exaggeration, perhaps even fiction. However, in the context of the impact that the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had on endoscopic services over the last months, it can no longer be dismissed. But will we be prepared for the next pandemic? Will lessons have been learned?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1998-2003
    Number of pages6
    JournalGastroenterology
    Volume159
    Issue number6
    Early online date20 Sep 2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

    Keywords

    • Colorectal cancer screening
    • Coronavirus disease 2019

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