AACR20: survival in Hispanic blood cancer patients near the USA/Mexico border is significantly reduced

Written by Louis Gautier, Future Science Group

A research team from the Health Sciences Center of Texas Tech University (El Paso, TX, USA) have investigated differences in survival in Hispanic blood cancer patients living near the USA/Mexico border. The team found significant health disparities and much worse survival odds in Hispanics, despite a younger age of diagnosis. The study, which was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II (June 22–24 2020), aimed to understand how living at the US/Mexico border impacted survival rates in blood cancer patients. Focusing on El Paso, the team were able to study a largely Mexican population...

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