Access to care and stage at diagnosis for patients with lung cancer and esophageal cancer: analysis of the Savannah River Region Information System cancer registry data.

@article{Silverstein2002AccessTC,
  title={Access to care and stage at diagnosis for patients with lung cancer and esophageal cancer: analysis of the Savannah River Region Information System cancer registry data.},
  author={Marc D. Silverstein and Paul J. Nietert and Xiaobu Ye and Daniel T. Lackland},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={95 8},
  pages={
          900-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Disparities have been observed in both the incidences of lung and esophageal cancers and the survival of those patients. Our goals were to determine if race was associated with stage of cancer at diagnosis, and to identify predictors of advanced-stage lung and esophageal cancers. METHODS All cases of lung and esophageal cancer between 1991 and 1995 in the Savannah River Region Information System cancer registry were studied. Data were analyzed using logistic regression to identify… CONTINUE READING

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