Racial comparison of outcomes of male Department of Veterans Affairs patients with lung and colon cancer.

@article{Akerley1993RacialCO,
  title={Racial comparison of outcomes of male Department of Veterans Affairs patients with lung and colon cancer.},
  author={Wallace L Akerley and Thomas E. Moritz and Lynn S Ryan and William G. Henderson and Leo R. Zacharski},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={153 14},
  pages={1681-8}
}
BACKGROUND A study was performed to distinguish between genetic vs socioeconomic factors or artifacts inherent in retrospective studies to discover explanations for the apparent shorter survival of blacks than whites with lung and colon cancer. METHODS Detailed biological and socioeconomic data were collected prospectively from a large cohort of patients with advanced lung and colon cancer who had not previously received chemotherapy and who consented to be entered in the clinical trial… CONTINUE READING