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Christopher R. Flowers, MD, on Disparities in Lymphoma and Myeloma

In an interview with CancerNetwork®, Christopher R. Flowers, MD, department chair for the Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discussed the existing disparities in lymphoma and myeloma outcomes among minority and rural patients, as well as various ways to increase minority enrollment in clinical trials to address the disparities. 

According to Flowers, these disparities have been identified by race in lymphoma in terms of the age of onset, with African Americans presenting at a younger age. Moreover, there are disparities in outcome where there are differences in survival by both race and insurance status, with patients who are uninsured or who have Medicaid insurance generally having worse outcomes. Even further, there are disparities by rural status where they have found that individuals who come from a rural or urban area have…

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