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Lung cancer screening, early diagnosis still lower among blacks, Hispanics

Key clinical point: Later diagnosis and reduced access to care can place a double burden on minorities.

Major finding: Compared with whites, stage I diagnoses were less common in blacks (odds ratio, 0.62) and Hispanics (OR, 0.72).

Study details: Retrospective analysis of records from the New York State Cancer Registry (n = 18,284).

Disclosures: No funding was disclosed. Dr. David and Dr. Nobel have no relevant financial disclosures.


Nobel T et al. ACS Clinical Congress 2019. Abstract, doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2019.08.607.