Christoph Lee, MD in New York Times article

Christoph Lee, MD is quoted in a New York Times article reporting on the decline in people seeking medical care due to the current pandemic, and how it is providing a unique opportunity to re-examine the impact of decreased cancer screenings on outcomes.

Before the pandemic, about 100,000 women had screening mammograms each day in the United States. After three months of shut down and with screenings picking up again, The Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium is prospectively collecting data from more than 800,000 women and nearly 100 mammography centers across the country.

“We’ve never been able to argue to stop screening for a period, because the standard of care is regular screening,” Dr. Lee said. “We are trying to see if less screening leads to more or to less harm.”

The entire article is available to read here

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