Kevin W. Bumpers

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African Americans are disproportionately burdened with colorectal cancer. Although incidence and mortality rates have declined in the past two decades, the disparity in health outcomes has progressively increased. This comprehensive review examines the existing literature regarding racial disparities in colorectal cancer screening, stage at diagnosis, and(More)
We performed a retrospective cohort analysis of 701 (533 white and 144 black) patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) treated at two referral centers in southern United States between 1981 and 2010. Median age of diagnosis for blacks was 50 years vs. 57 years for whites (p < 0.001). A greater percentage of blacks presented with elevated lactate(More)
BACKGROUND Bortezomib has demonstrated efficacy in patients with relapsed B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) both alone and in combination with other agents; however, limited data exist regarding its toxicity in combination with common frontline therapies for indolent NHL. A phase 1 study of bortezomib combined with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin,(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have attributed racial disparities in cancer incidence and mortality to variances in socioeconomic status and health insurance coverage. However, an Institute of Medicine report found that blacks received lower quality care than whites after controlling for health insurance, income, and disease severity. METHODS To examine the(More)
Lymphomas are the fifth most common cancer in United States with numerous histological subtypes. Integrating existing clinical information on lymphoma patients provides a platform for understanding biological variability in presentation and treatment response and aids development of novel therapies. We developed a cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG)(More)
BACKGROUND For Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients with refractory or relapsed (R/R) disease after primary therapy, the standard of care is a salvage regimen followed by autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). However, patients who fail to respond to a salvage regimen have limited options. Our phase I study of cytarabine combined with fixed doses of vinorelbine,(More)
There is lack of literature addressing factors that influence the process of care for patients with hematological malignancies. We evaluated the forms of social support available for patients with relapsed lymphoma considering stem cell transplantation and examined the influence of support on treatment delay. Data were collected from 119 patients with(More)
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