” This will undoubtedly delay discovery of new treatments, and it will, certainly, have actually had an actually substantial effect on cancer patients,” Ian Walker, PhD, director of research for Cancer Research U.K., informed NBC News.
The COVID-19 pandemic has actually caused significant interruptions to oncology research worldwide, preventing some clients from accessing potentially lifesaving therapies, scientists told NBC News..
Sometimes, scientific trials have actually been postponed, or researchers have been forced to renegotiate funding for their work. Cancer charities are also struggling economically.
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In March, just about 20 percent of clinical trials at U.S. organizations were registering patients typically, according to a research study from the New York City-based Cancer Research Institute. Globally, more than 200 interventional oncology trials were suspended in March and April due to COVID-19, the study found.