USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dr. Caryn Lerman, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, shares why it's important for patients to resume cancer screenings during the pandemic

September 28, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer screenings dramatically decreased across the country. Early detection of cancer can improve the chances of survival. By delaying screening, patients are also delaying treatment and putting their health at risk. 

“At USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine, we are reaching out to our patients, emphasizing the many precautions we’ve put into place to protect their health, such as mask wearing, social distancing and frequent sanitizing of surfaces,” says Lerman. “In the age of COVID-19, it’s important for people to make, and keep, their cancer screening appointments. The coronavirus is not going away any time soon — and neither is cancer.”

To read the full article in the LA Times, click HERE.