The effect of socioeconomic status on staging and treatment decisions in esophageal cancer.

@article{Bus2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of socioeconomic status on staging and treatment decisions in esophageal cancer.},
  author={Pauline Bus and Mieke Josepha Aarts and Valery E. P. P. Lemmens and Martijn G. H. van Oijen and G. J. M. Creemers and Grard Ap Nieuwenhuijzen and Jantine Wilhelmina Paula Maria van Baal and Peter D. Siersema},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={833-9}
}
BACKGROUND Optimal treatment choice for patients with esophageal cancer (EC) is complex and largely determined by tumor characteristics, comorbidity, and age. GOALS This study describes the role of patient characteristics, among which is socioeconomic status (SES), in EC treatment. STUDY Patients diagnosed with primary EC between 1990 and 2008 in the southern part of the Netherlands were identified using the Eindhoven Cancer Registry. Multivariable logistic and proportional hazard… CONTINUE READING
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