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Project #14:
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the number of PSA tests performed to diagnose/monitor prostate cancer?

  • Type: Service evaluation

The NHS Cancer Programme is working to identify more people with prostate cancer as part of the pandemic recovery. To aid that work, we would like to know:

  • What was the impact of the pandemic on the number of patients who received prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests?
  • If there was an impact on PSA test undertaken, which patients did this affect (by patient characteristic, geography, symptoms at presentation)?
  • Was the change in the quantity of PSA tests undertaken followed by a corresponding drop in the number of patients receiving onwards tests and treatment for prostate cancer?