Oropharyngeal cancer as a driver of racial outcome disparities in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: 10-year experience at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center.

@article{Zandberg2016OropharyngealCA,
  title={Oropharyngeal cancer as a driver of racial outcome disparities in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: 10-year experience at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center.},
  author={Dan P Zandberg and Sandy Z Liu and Olga G. Goloubeva and Robert A Ord and Scott E. Strome and Mohan Suntharalingam and Rodney J. Taylor and Robert E. Morales and Jeffrey S. Wolf and Ann B. Zimrin and Joshua E. Lubek and Lisa M. Schumaker and Kevin J. Cullen},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={564-72}
}
BACKGROUND Racial outcome disparities have been observed in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) with diminished survival for black patients compared with white patients. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 1318 patients with primary HNSCC treated at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC) from 2000 to 2010. RESULTS Of all the patients, 65.9% were white, 30.7% were black, and 3.3% were of other races. Black patients were less likely to present with oral cavity… CONTINUE READING

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