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CNS cancer outcomes worse for black and Hispanic children

Key clinical point: Racial/ethnic disparities appear to be key factors contributing to worse survival for children with CNS cancer.

Major finding: On multivariable analysis, black and Hispanic patients had worse survival, compared with white patients (hazard ratio, 1.39; P = .0014) and non-Hispanic patients (HR, 1.36; P = .0002).

Study details: A database analysis of 1,881 pediatric patients with CNS cancer.

Disclosures: The study was supported, in part, by grant funding from the National Institutes of Health. The authors reported having no conflicts of interest


Fineberg R et al. Scientific Reports. 2020 Mar 12. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-61237-2.