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No Decrease in Childhood Cancer Detection in Canada During the Pandemic

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During the first 9 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers did not find a significant difference in the number of new cancer diagnoses in Canadian children compared with before the pandemic, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)

"Our findings suggest that among children in Canada, cancer diagnosis was not delayed during the pandemic, unlike findings described in previous reports," writes Dr. Marie-Claude Pelland-Marcotte, an oncologist at CHU de Québec – Université Laval, with coauthors.

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