Broadcasting from the USA: Decrease in Head and Neck Cancer Incidence Seen During Pandemic

During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the incidence of head and neck cancer (HNC) decreased, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Jason Semprini, Ph.D., from the University of Iowa College of Public Health in Iowa City, and colleagues examined the change in localized versus advanced HNC incidence rates before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in a cross-sectional study of patients diagnosed with HNC from 2017 to 2020 in the United States.

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