Correspondence regarding “Delay to elective colorectal cancer surgery and implications for survival: a systematic review and meta-analysis”

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Colorectal Dis. 2021 Oct 16. doi: 10.1111/codi.15957. Online ahead of print.


We read with interest the article by Whittaker et al [1]. We believe that the research question is of importance both in light of delayed treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of recent results where preoperative lifestyle changes only seem to be effective when performed for at least six weeks [2, 3]. However, we have some questions regarding the methodology and conclusions from the study.

PMID:34655446 | DOI:10.1111/codi.15957