Cancer-directed therapy and hospice care for metastatic cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology (2015)

Abstract:

Little has been reported regarding patterns of oncologic care in American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). Observed worse survival has been attributed to later-stage presentation. We aimed to evaluate racial differences in cancer-directed therapy and hospice care utilization in AI/ANs and non-Hispanic Whites (NHWs) with metastatic cancer.