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Overall Survival Rates Differ Among Patients with Cancer of Different Races and Ethnicities

White, black and Hispanic patients of leading cancer types all had worse rates of cancer-specific and overall survival compared to Asian patients of the same cancer types, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers examined the differences in the stage of 9 leading cancers at diagnosis, use of therapy, overall survival, and cancer-specific survival levels among patients through the lens of different racial and ethnic groups.

“Overall, compared with Asian patients, black patients were more likely to have metastatic disease at diagnosis, black and Hispanic patients were less likely to receive definitive treatment, and white, black, and Hispanic patients had worse odds of cancer-specific and overall survival,” wrote the researchers.

Multivariable logistic and Cox regression measures were utilized to evaluate the stage of 9 leading cancer types at diagnosis,…

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