Early referral to supportive care specialists for symptom burden in lung cancer patients: a comparison of non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic blacks.

@article{ReyesGibby2012EarlyRT,
  title={Early referral to supportive care specialists for symptom burden in lung cancer patients: a comparison of non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic blacks.},
  author={Cielito Reyes-Gibby and Karen O. Anderson and Sanjay Shete and Eduardo Bruera and Sriram Yennurajalingam},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={118 3},
  pages={856-63}
}
BACKGROUND Effective management of symptoms in cancer patients requires early intervention. This study assessed whether the timing of referral to the Supportive Care Center (SCC) and symptom burden outcome varied by race or ethnicity in lung cancer patients who had been seen at a tertiary cancer center. METHODS Non-Hispanic white (n = 752), Hispanic (n = 111), and non-Hispanic black (n = 117) patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer comprised this sample. Data on sociodemographic factors… CONTINUE READING
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