Insurance status and risk of cancer mortality among adolescents and young adults.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer, Volume 121, Issue 8, p.1279-86 (2015)


Adolescents and young adults with cancer have inferior survival outcomes compared with younger pediatric patients and older adult patients. Lack of insurance may partly explain this disparity. The objective of this study was to identify associations between insurance status and both advanced-stage cancer and cancer-specific mortality.