Black patients less likely to undergo surgery for esophageal cancer

Black patients with esophageal cancer had a lower likelihood of receiving surgical intervention for resectable disease than their white counterparts, according to results of a retrospective study published in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.This disparity may have contributed to the increased mortality risk observed among Black patients with esophageal cancer, researchers noted.“National guidelines suggest that early-stage esophageal cancer should be treated with surgery because data show that it offers patients the best chance for survival, rather than chemotherapy alone,”Read More

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