Association between race and survival of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer in the united states veterans affairs population

Apar Kishor Ganti, Shanmuga P. Subbiah, Anne Kessinger, Wilson I. Gonsalves, Peter T. Silberstein, Fausto R. Loberiza

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Background Racial disparities in outcomes of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients in the United States are well documented. A retrospective analysis of patients in the Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry was conducted to determine whether similar disparities exist in a population with a single-payer, accessible health care system. Patients and Methods Demographic data of patients diagnosed with NSCLC between January 1995 and February 2009 were analyzed using Kruskal-Wallis test or the χ2 test. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was used to compare survival among races. Results Of the 82,414 patients, 98% were male, 82% had a smoking history, and 81% were Caucasian. Caucasian individuals had better prognostic features compared with African-American individuals (stage I/II [24% vs. 21%]; Grade I/II [21% vs. 17%]). A larger proportion of Caucasian compared with African-American individuals received stage-appropriate treatment (surgery for stage I [48% vs. 41%; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-158
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Lung Cancer
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

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African Americans
Registries
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Regression Analysis
Demography
Delivery of Health Care
Neoplasms

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  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
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Association between race and survival of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer in the united states veterans affairs population. / Ganti, Apar Kishor; Subbiah, Shanmuga P.; Kessinger, Anne; Gonsalves, Wilson I.; Silberstein, Peter T.; Loberiza, Fausto R.

In: Clinical Lung Cancer, Vol. 15, No. 2, 03.2014, p. 152-158.

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Ganti, Apar Kishor ; Subbiah, Shanmuga P. ; Kessinger, Anne ; Gonsalves, Wilson I. ; Silberstein, Peter T. ; Loberiza, Fausto R. / Association between race and survival of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer in the united states veterans affairs population. In: Clinical Lung Cancer. 2014 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 152-158.
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