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LSUHSC research finds many women not receiving recommended breast cancer adjuvant treatment
Date:12/6/2011

dicaid insurance, high poverty, and treatment at hospitals not accredited as Commission on Cancer (CoC) hospitals by the American College of Surgeons. Predictors of non-guideline regimens of specific chemotherapy drugs included lack of insurance and low education. Predictors of non-guideline hormone therapy included high poverty and treatment at non-CoC hospitals.

Previous studies focused primarily on racial differences and did not examine an association with poverty. This study found that women residing in high-poverty areas were less likely to receive guideline therapy. However, a number of other socioeconomic status factors may also contribute.

While women with Medicaid were less likely to receive guideline chemotherapy compared to women privately insured, uninsured women were not less likely to receive chemotherapy and hormone therapy according to the guidelines. They were, however, less likely to receive the recommended chemotherapy regimens than privately insured women. One of the reasons may be that uninsured women are often younger than privately insured women. Because younger women are more likely to receive chemotherapy than older women, the association may be diluted.

Not surprisingly, women were less likely to receive treatment according to the guidelines in hospitals not accredited by the American College of Surgeons. This is probably due to the multi-specialty approach, comprehensive care, and commitment to ongoing monitoring and improvement of cancer care by CoC hospitals. Women treated at CoC hospitals may also have greater access to oncology consultations.

"Guideline-recommended adjuvant systemic therapies for breast cancer are not disseminated proportionally in the community," notes Dr. Wu, who is also Assistant Director of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans' Louisiana Tumor Registry. "Socioeconomically disadvantaged and medically under-served women are less likely to receive guideline therapies. Underlying causes for
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Contact: Leslie Capo
lcapo@lsuhsc.edu
504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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