Racial parity in tumor burden, treatment choice and survival outcomes in men with prostate cancer in the VA healthcare system

@article{Daskivich2015RacialPI,
  title={Racial parity in tumor burden, treatment choice and survival outcomes in men with prostate cancer in the VA healthcare system},
  author={Timothy J. Daskivich and Lorna Kwan and Atreya Dash and Mark S. Litwin},
  journal={Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={18},
  pages={104-109}
}
Background:African-American men with prostate cancer typically have higher tumor risk at diagnosis, lower rates of surgical treatment and poorer cancer-specific survival compared with Caucasians. Receipt of care within the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system may reduce barriers that influence these disparities.Methods:We sampled 1258 men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer diagnosed at the Greater Los Angeles and Long Beach VA Medical Centers between 1998 and 2004. We compared African… CONTINUE READING

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