The impact of socioeconomic status on survival in stage III colon cancer patients: A retrospective cohort study using the SEER census-tract dataset

Cancer MedicineDhahri A, Kaplan J, Naqvi SMH, et al. | July 02, 2021

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The present study was performed to explore the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on cancer-specific survival (CSS) and overall survival (OS) for stage III colon cancer patients. Between 2004 and 2015, researchers used SEER Census Tract-Level SES Dataset to disinguish stage III colon adenocarcinoma patients who received curative-intent surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. A total of 27,222 patients were included in this study. This is the first research to assess CSS and OS in an incidence-based cohort of stage III colon cancer patients using a granular, standardized measure of SES. SES was correlated with disparities in CSS and OS, despite receipt of guideline-based treatment.

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