Kathryn Lowry, M.D., authors paper on decreased minority screening during pandemic

Kathryn Lowry, M.D., is the key author of a paper focusing on the decrease overall in breast screening among minority women throughout the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Despite the swift return to pre-pandemic monthly volumes, as of July 2020 year-to-date screening and diagnostic mammography examinations in the BCSC were only 66% and 80% of expected volumes, respectively, indicating a substantial deficit in breast cancer screening accumulated during the early stage of the pandemic,” Dr. Lowry and colleagues wrote Oct. 19. “Moreover, these deficits were largest in Hispanic and Asian women, adding to existing evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted minoritized racial and ethnic groups.”

Read more about Dr. Lowry’s publication on the UW Newsroom website.

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