Black patients more likely to receive ‘substandard’ GI tract cancer care

Black patients were less likely to receive quality oncologic treatment for gastrointestinal tract cancers compared with white patients, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.“Racial and ethnic disparities have long been reported in the health care system, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted these inequities in medicine with disproportionately higher rates of both infection and death in Black and Hispanic patients,” Baylee F. Bakkila, BA, BS, a medical student at Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “Cancer treatment has not been immuneRead More

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