Structural racism and inequities in real-world treatment and survival among patients with four solid-tumor cancers

August 7, 2023


Within the realm of cancer outcomes, structural racism assumes a critical role as it encompasses the interplay of systems, structures, and institutions that maintain and perpetuate cancer care inequities

This research aimed to investigate the associations between structural racism and treatment initiation as well as survival rates among individuals diagnosed with four specific types of solid-tumor cancers: metastatic breast cancer (mBC), advanced non-small cell lung cancer (aNSCLC), metastatic pancreatic cancer (mPC), and advanced endometrial cancer (aEC). 

Why this matters

By exploring these associations, this study aims to shed light on the contribution of structural racism to inequities in cancer care delivery and outcomes. 

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