Black patients ‘not caught up’ to whites in early-onset CRC survival over 20-year period

SAN DIEGO — Five-year relative survival for early-onset colorectal cancer improved over a 20-year period only among white patients, with no improvements for Black, Asian or Hispanic patients, per data at Digestive Disease Week 2022.“Our most stunning finding was that even over a 20-year span, Blacks had not caught up to whites in surviving early-onset CRC,” Timothy A. Zaki, MD, an internal medicine resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, said in a press release. “Survival for Blacks diagnosed from 2003 to 2013 remained even lower than forRead More

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