MD Anderson study finds Black patients with kidney cancer have poorer survival than whites
- Posted: November 13, 2012
Among patients with the most common form of kidney cancer, whites consistently have a survival advantage over blacks, regardless of patient and tumor characteristics or surgical treatment. That is the conclusion of a new University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results suggest that additional efforts are needed to prolong the survival of all patients with kidney cancer.
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