Hospital racial composition and the treatment of localized prostate cancer

Craig Pollack, Justin E. Bekelman, K. J. Liao, Katrina Armstrong

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BACKGROUND: Racial differences in the treatment of men with localized prostate cancer remain poorly understood. This study examines whether hospital racial composition is associated with the type of treatment black and white men receive. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of men in Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare diagnosed with localized prostate cancer from 1995 to 2005 linked to hospital and census data. A total of 134,291 men were assigned to the hospital where they received care. Generalized estimating equations were used to determine whether hospital racial composition was associated with the receipt of definitive therapy and type of treatment. RESULTS: Black men were less likely to receive radiation and/or prostatectomy compared with white men (55.5% vs 63.7%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5569-5578
Number of pages10
JournalCancer
Volume117
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2011

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Retrospective Studies
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Keywords

  • disparities
  • hospital
  • prostate cancer
  • race and ethnicity

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  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Hospital racial composition and the treatment of localized prostate cancer. / Pollack, Craig; Bekelman, Justin E.; Liao, K. J.; Armstrong, Katrina.

In: Cancer, Vol. 117, No. 24, 15.12.2011, p. 5569-5578.

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Pollack, C, Bekelman, JE, Liao, KJ & Armstrong, K 2011, 'Hospital racial composition and the treatment of localized prostate cancer', Cancer, vol. 117, no. 24, pp. 5569-5578. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.26232
Pollack, Craig ; Bekelman, Justin E. ; Liao, K. J. ; Armstrong, Katrina. / Hospital racial composition and the treatment of localized prostate cancer. In: Cancer. 2011 ; Vol. 117, No. 24. pp. 5569-5578.
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