Navigation Links
News from Cancer: Disparities in head and neck cancer patients
Date:10/5/2008

A new analysis finds considerable disparities in survival related to race and socio-economic status among patients with head and neck cancer. Published in the November 15, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that earlier diagnosis and greater access to treatment could improve outcomes for these cancers among African Americans and the poor.

A number of studies have examined disparities in cancer survival among different groups to help identify interventions to improve patient outcomes. To investigate factors that impact survival from head and neck cancer, Dr. Leonidas Koniaris and colleagues at the University of Miami School of Medicine reviewed all head and neck cancer cases in Florida between 1998 and 2002. By mining information from the Florida Cancer Data System and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration dataset, they were able to accumulate data on diagnoses, comorbid conditions, and procedures performed during every hospitalization or outpatient visit among 20,915 head and neck cancer patients during that time.

The review found poorer outcomes were associated with race, poverty, age, gender, tumor site and stage, treatment type, and a history of smoking and alcohol consumption.

Regarding race, the average survival time among Hispanics was 47 months, compared with 40 months among Caucasians and 21 months among African Americans. African American patients were diagnosed at a younger age and presented with more advanced disease compared with Caucasians. For all tumor stages, African American patients had a significantly shorter average survival time than Caucasians, regardless of poverty level. Treatments also differed between these two races: Caucasians were more likely than African Americans to have undergone surgery (45 percent vs. 32 percent), while African Americans were more likely than Caucasians to receive chemotherapy (26 percent vs. 19 percent
'/>"/>

Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
213-368-8523
American Cancer Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New approach to cancer: Find most tightly controlled genes
2. With Prostate Cancer: Waiting for Symptoms Is Not an Option
3. Fighting Cancer: Historic Anti-Asbestos Legislation Moving Forward With Support of Meso Foundation
4. Stem cells and cancer: Scientists investigate a fine balancing act
5. A new way to fight cancer: the silver shield
6. Patrick Swayzes Diagnosis With Pancreatic Cancer: a Statement From the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
7. Pancreatic cancer: The smaller the tumor, the better your chances, study shows
8. Mislabeled Supplement Spurred Prostate Cancer: Report
9. Mislabled Supplement Spurred Prostate Cancer: Report
10. NCBA Statement on 2007 WCRF/AICR Second Expert Report on Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer:
11. From Hot Flashes to Breast Cancer: ZRT Labs Hormone Testing Catches On As Women Consider Safer, More Natural Options.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/3/2015)... (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 The biggest ... set to reveal the world’s first fully integrated air ... breathing and controls an air purifier to remove dust, ... informed, and in control, via phone, tablet or computer. ... in over 50 countries worldwide, will unveil its Internet-enabled ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 03, 2015 Today the Brain ... maker of bike, skate, snow, water, and motorcycle helmets, ... brain injury. The partnership kicks off with Nutcase donating ... http://www.nutcasehelmets.com to BIAA during the month of ... Each year BIAA leads the nation in observing Brain ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 2015 The report “Alopecia – Pipeline ... development for Alopecia. Alopecia is the loss of hair. ... types of alopecia. Causes for alopecia include aging, genetics, ... may include male pattern hair loss, female diffuse hair ... be classified as focal or diffuse and by the ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... it is clear that the prospect of reduced premiums ... signing up to UBI policies, more mature audiences may ... to current regulations, the application of UBI in Canada ... capability is starting to be realised in the US ... are at the top of the value-added services wish-list. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Topical BioMedics, Inc., announces its March Pain Management Workshop ... March 10th, 12pm – 1pm and 4pm to 5pm. ... , The Pain Management Workshops are free and ... workshop is “Opioid Addiction: An Over-Medicated Society.” It’s ... of the world’s population, yet consumers 99% of the world’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Smart sensor and air purifier interconnect to track and trap dust, pollen and dangerous particles in home and workplace air 2Health News:Brain Injury Association of America Partners with Nutcase Helmets to Raise Awareness About Brain Injury 2Health News:Alopecia Therapeutics Drugs and Companies Pipeline Market H1 2015 Review Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Alopecia Therapeutics Drugs and Companies Pipeline Market H1 2015 Review Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Alopecia Therapeutics Drugs and Companies Pipeline Market H1 2015 Review Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:TU-Automotive: Wawanesa Insurance to Discuss How UBI Can Produce Happy, Loyal Customers 2Health News:Topical BioMedics Hosts March Pain Management Webinar 2Health News:Topical BioMedics Hosts March Pain Management Webinar 3Health News:Topical BioMedics Hosts March Pain Management Webinar 4Health News:Topical BioMedics Hosts March Pain Management Webinar 5
... Compassionate Runner, Linda Quirk, Announces Goal of Raising One Million, Dollars ... ... 16 At 55, Linda Quirk is about to embark,on an ... trek across the globe by running next week,s Boston Marathon. The,goal ...
... Downtime in the Spring to Receive Cosmetic Surgery, ... so,does the desire to look good in that swimsuit. ... in early spring in order to ready,themselves for the ... liposuction. Patients know,that it takes weeks and months for ...
... Mike Roban has been named Vice,President of Sales ... the worldwide emergency assistance and insurance company.,A respected veteran ... health,and travel assistance services, Roban will add further depth ... Prior to joining MEDEX Global Group, Roban was the ...
... More than 40 Tier 3 Drugs for Chronic Diseases ... According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy, ... managed care market intelligence, reports that Blue,Cross and Blue ... campaign as of January 2008 in which it waives ...
... score high on intelligence tests are also good at ... carried out the study also suspect that accuracy in ... problem solving and reasoning. , Researchers at the ... demonstrated a correlation between general intelligence and the ability ...
... JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Two new international studies by researchers ... out the notion that Parkinsons disease is largely caused ... related generations over hundreds, if not thousands of years. ... or large and causative, overturn common beliefs that the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:55-Year-Old Grandmother to Document Journey of Running Seven Marathons on Seven Continents on Run7on7.com 2Health News:55-Year-Old Grandmother to Document Journey of Running Seven Marathons on Seven Continents on Run7on7.com 3Health News:Getting Beach Ready Calls for More Than Hitting the Gym 2Health News:MEDEX Global Group Hires Industry Veteran Mike Roban as Vice President of Sales 2Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Implements Aggressive Generic Medication Campaign 2Health News:Different mutations in single gene suggest Parkinson's is primarily an inherited genetic disorder 2Health News:Different mutations in single gene suggest Parkinson's is primarily an inherited genetic disorder 3Health News:Different mutations in single gene suggest Parkinson's is primarily an inherited genetic disorder 4Health News:Different mutations in single gene suggest Parkinson's is primarily an inherited genetic disorder 5
(Date:3/3/2015)... Tenn., March 3, 2015  Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on hospital acute care and gastroenterology, today ... The Company,s revenue grew 15% in 2014 to ... million or $0.35 per diluted share. At the ... over $95 million including $55 million in cash ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... The issue: Health ... Nails Ltd., located at 751 Helmcken St., Vancouver, B.C. ... labelling. All products administered by injection in Canada ... labelling. The store owner claimed the product ... with injecting an unauthorized version of a health product such as ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... March 3, 2015  American Biosurgical, LLC ("ABI") ... cable manufacturer actively engaged in the design, development ... the world,s leading medical device companies has announced ... low volume custom medical cable manufacturer based in ... MTI brand under the name MTI Medical Cables.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 2Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 3Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 4Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 5Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 6Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 7Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 8Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 9Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 10Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 11Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 12Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 13Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 14Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 15Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 16Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 17Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Announces Return To Growth And Profitability In 2014 18Advisory - Health product seized from Art Nails in Vancouver 2American Biosurgical Acquires MTI Corporation 2
... PLC,(OTC Bulletin Board: SNKTY), a life sciences company ... science of healthy aging,announced today the launch of ... information to consumers and medical,professionals about Pyratine-6, Senetek,s ... The website ( http://www.Pyratine-6.com ) is a comprehensive ...
... PARK, Ill., Jan. 26 Data published ... pivotal trial evaluating the,XIENCE V(TM) Everolimus Eluting Coronary ... the TAXUS(R) Express2(TM),Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System (TAXUS) in ... In the SPIRIT III trial of 1,002,patients, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Senetek PLC Launches Dedicated Pyratine-6(TM) Website 2Circulation Publishes Pivotal Two-Year Results On XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent 2Circulation Publishes Pivotal Two-Year Results On XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent 3Circulation Publishes Pivotal Two-Year Results On XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent 4Circulation Publishes Pivotal Two-Year Results On XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent 5
... OPTIMA Laser System is designed to induce ... a near infrared laser source. When used ... delivers a controlled level of laser energy ... temperature range where tissue necrosis rapidly occurs, ...
... Diode Laser Series, including the Ceralas D ... soft-tissue applications in medical, dental, and veterinary ... hemoglobin, the 980 nm laser series allow ... field for most surgical procedures. Unlike other ...
... portable AccuPach V Pachymeter from Accutome Inc. features ... synthesized voice that announces readings aloud. It uses ... has an optional printer that records the date ... pressure into the unit and it will provide ...
... monoclonal antibody based colorimetric test intended ... gonorrhoeae. The test requires less than ... heating or pretreatment. The test does ... cultures. GonoGen&trade II eliminates agglutination, guesswork, ...
Medicine Products: