Medical and Scientific: Breast cancer research set back years

25 Mar 2021 - Medical and Scientific

COVID-19 has delivered a devastating blow to breast cancer researchers, setting back the race for a cure by years. The pandemic closed science labs, delayed clinical trials, resulted in breast screen numbers plummeting and significantly reduced charitable funding. A survey by the National Breast Cancer Foundation found that nine in 10 researchers anticipate their study programs would take more than 12 months to recover. NCBF chief executive Sarah Hosking said that with less people presenting for breast screening last year, patients would be diagnosed with later stage cancer, putting strain on both clinical and research situations “in terms of what can be achieved.”

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