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ASCO19: multiple myeloma – what socio-economic factors contribute to a higher probability of survival?

Written by Zoe Campbell, Future Science Group

Private insurance, living in a regionally higher-income area and receiving treatment in certain practice settings have been found to be some of the socio-economic factors that can contribute to better survival for patients with multiple myeloma. These factors come from a new study which set to analyze the demographic statistics from the National Cancer Database; the results have been presented at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting (31 May – 4 June 2019; IL, USA). “With the continuously increasing cost of health care, it is important to highlight the presence of a survival disadvantage for people...

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