Non-urgent cancer treatment procedures were delayed or postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is considerable concern that when screening programs do resume, there may be a backlog of screen-positive patients who may be diagnosed at more advanced stages. CADTH undertook a literature search of scientific evidence, clinical guidelines, recommendations, national standards, and guideline groups that were directly relevant to what jurisdictions, Canadian or international, are doing for the resumption of cancer screening services during COVID-19. This report is a customized summary of the results of a literature search related to the resumption of cancer screening services during Covid-19 and may have limited application beyond this context. It provides a snapshot of the evidence at the time of the searches.
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