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Dr. Kathleen Decker is the principal investigator on a study looking at the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on cancer care in Manitoba.

UM study focuses on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care in Manitoba

A University of Manitoba study focused on understanding the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on cancer care in Manitoba has received more than $439,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grant is part of CIHR’s Addressing the Wider Health Impacts of COVID-19 funding.

Dr. Kathleen Decker,  associate professor of community health sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, and a senior scientist and lead of the health services research platform at CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute, said the pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on cancer control in the province – from screening and diagnosis to treatment and survival.

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