Hospital racial composition and the treatment of localized prostate cancer.

@article{Pollack2011HospitalRC,
  title={Hospital racial composition and the treatment of localized prostate cancer.},
  author={Craig Evan Pollack and Justin E. Bekelman and Kaijun Liao and Katrina Armstrong},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={117 24},
  pages={5569-78}
}
BACKGROUND Racial differences in the treatment of men with localized prostate cancer remain poorly understood. This study examines whether hospital racial composition is associated with the type of treatment black and white men receive. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of men in Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare diagnosed with localized prostate cancer from 1995 to 2005 linked to hospital and census data. A total of 134,291 men were assigned to the… CONTINUE READING