Funding for this research was provided by:
Cancer Research UK (C7923/A29018)
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (COR-PROP-35)
Received: 3 December 2020
Accepted: 30 March 2021
First Online: 26 April 2021
Change Date: 22 June 2021
Change Type: Correction
Change Details: A Correction to this paper has been published:
Change Details: https://doi.org/10.1186/S12889-021-11146-4
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval for the protection of human subjects was obtained from the Kuwait Ministry of Health’s Ethical Review Committee (ERC) (No. 2020/1402) and the LHSTM Ethical Committee (No 22676). All methods were carried out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations.This study uses de-identified routinely collected data on usual care (without intervention) and, as such, it preserves patients’ privacy and maintains confidentiality. The use of these data is for public interest, hence a waiver of informed consent has been granted by the Ministry of Health of Kuwait.
: Not applicable.
: All authors declare no competing interests.