Rose, Mojdehbakhsh co-author study in Gynecologic Oncology
UW Department of Ob-Gyn Gynecologic Oncology Fellow Rachel Mojdehbakhsh, MD, and Stephen Rose, MD, professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, co-authored a multi-site study recently published in Gynecologic Oncology.
In “Radical hysterectomy case volume and cervical cancer treatment in the era of COVID-19: A multi-site analysis of National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers” Mojdehbakhsh, Rose, and co-authors evaluated the number of radical hysterectomy cases, cancer stages, and biopsy-to-treatment time for cervical cancer after the pandemic, as opposed to pre-pandemic levels.
“Our study identified major shifts in the diagnosis and management of cervical cancer after the pandemic's onset, including a decline in radical hysterectomy case volume, a shift to later stage at diagnosis, and delays in surgical and radiation-based therapy. Lower overall surgical volume may be the result of a decline in the detection of early-stage disease.”
**by Ob-Gyn Communications Intern Paige Stevenson