Racial differences in the treatment of early-stage lung cancer
African Continental Ancestry Group
Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
European Continental Ancestry Group
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.