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Mortality due to cancer treatment delay: systematic review and meta-analysis
BMJ 2020; 371 (Published 04 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4087
A four week delay in treatment is associated with an increase in mortality across all common forms of cancer treatment, with longer delays being increasingly detrimental. In light of these results, policies focused on minimising system level delays in cancer treatment initiation could improve population level survival outcomes.