Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent public health mitigation strategies have led to significant disruptions in daily life and healthcare utilization. Additionally, rural residents face significant barriers to cancer care even in normal times. As such, there is urgent need to better understand the impact of social distancing strategies and healthcare reorganization efforts on rural cancer patients and rural cancer survivors. To begin to address this need, this project will conduct a survey among cancer patients and survivors in rural and urban communities to compare impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer-related health behaviors. This study is being conducted in collaboration with more than 15 NCI-funded cancer centers, which will each administer a version of the survey, focusing on unique populations relevant to their locale.
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