Racial differences in the treatment of early-stage lung cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Lung Neoplasms

abstract

  • Our analyses suggest that the lower survival rate among black patients with early-stage, non-small-cell lung cancer, as compared with white patients, is largely explained by the lower rate of surgical treatment among blacks. Efforts to increase the rate of surgical treatment for black patients appear to be a promising way of improving survival in this group.

publication date

  • October 14, 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM199910143411606

PubMed ID

  • 10519898

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1198

end page

  • 205

volume

  • 341

number

  • 16