Black patients less likely to undergo treatment for colorectal liver metastases

Black patients with colorectal liver metastases had a lower likelihood of undergoing chemotherapy or resection and shorter survival than their counterparts of other races and ethnicities, according to a research letter in JAMA Network Open.“Although we know that liver resection can potentially cure a significant number of patients with stage IV colorectal cancer presenting with liver metastases, only 10% actually undergo liver resection,” Mustafa Raoof, MD, researcher in the department of surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center, told Healio. “In evaluating theRead More

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