Timely care key to improving survival rates and racial disparities

IMAGE: Dr. Evan M. Graboyes is a otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon with the Medical University of South Carolina.
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Credit: Emma Vought, Medical University of South Carolina

Delayed care is a crtically important factor in the survival of patients with head and neck cancer, and the patients who most often experience these delays are African American, according to two new studies at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Hollings Cancer Center.

These findings are reported in an article published online October 18 and by a systemic review published online October 11 – both in JAMA Otolarynology – Head & Neck Surgery (Doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2225 and 10.1001/jamaoto.2018.2716).

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researcher, MUSC Health…

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