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African Americans are less likely to see an oncologist, study shows

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7342.872/a (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:872
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Differences between races in patients' likelihood of surviving cancer may stem from differences in access to chemotherapy or even to the doctors who prescribe it.

    Examining the medical records of patients with lung cancer, a group of Harvard University researchers led by Dr Craig Earle of the Center for Outcomes and Policy Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, found that African Americans are less likely than other races to see an oncologist (Journal of Clinical …

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