2021
DOI: 10.1016/s1470-2045(21)00493-9
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Effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns on planned cancer surgery for 15 tumour types in 61 countries: an international, prospective, cohort study

Abstract: Background Surgery is the main modality of cure for solid cancers and was prioritised to continue during COVID-19 outbreaks. This study aimed to identify immediate areas for system strengthening by comparing the delivery of elective cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic in periods of lockdown versus light restriction. Methods This international, prospective, cohort study enrolled 20 006 adult (≥18 years) patients from 466 hospitals in 61 countries with 15 cancer t… Show more

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“…An international, prospective, cohort study including 20,006 patients from 466 hospitals in 61 countries was conducted to reveal the effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns on elective cancer surgery. Of eligible patients awaiting surgery, 0.6% had their surgery postponed during light restrictions, 5.5% in moderate lockdowns, and 15.0% in full lockdowns [ 15 ]. We want to entrust further analysis of clinical factors, disease severity, stage, and histological type of malignant tumors and postoperative course to the research in each specialized surgical field in the near future.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…An international, prospective, cohort study including 20,006 patients from 466 hospitals in 61 countries was conducted to reveal the effect of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns on elective cancer surgery. Of eligible patients awaiting surgery, 0.6% had their surgery postponed during light restrictions, 5.5% in moderate lockdowns, and 15.0% in full lockdowns [ 15 ]. We want to entrust further analysis of clinical factors, disease severity, stage, and histological type of malignant tumors and postoperative course to the research in each specialized surgical field in the near future.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…With concerns regarding hospital resources, and COVID-19 perioperative morbidity and mortality, millions of surgical procedures were cancelled in 2020 ( 1 , 2 , 3 ) . In response, patient selection, surgical techniques, and post-operative care have been affected, with substantial changes across every area of general surgery 1 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 . These changes are expected to have pervasive long-term health and care delivery effects ( 13 , 14 , 15 ) .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In other high-income countries [ 6 10 ], one strategy has been through restricting the availability of cancer screening. In addition, an international study by Glasbey et al spanning 20,006 solid organ cancer patients across 61 countries demonstrated that full lockdowns due to COVID-19 directly delayed elective cancer operations in 1 in 7 patients [ 11 ]. In contrast, Singapore has adopted a more liberal approach, with no deliberate restrictions imposed on the management of essential conditions, including cancer screening and elective cancer operations.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%