Racial Discrepancies in the Outcome of Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Lawrence E. Harrison
2004 Archives of Surgery  
Hypothesis: There is a marked variation in the outcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with respect to race and ethnicity. Rates among African American and Hispanic individuals are elevated as compared with those among white individuals. Design: Retrospective review of a prospective database. Demographic information, clinical staging, and other defining factors, including the absence or presence of hepatitis, cirrhosis, and alcohol abuse, were analyzed by patient interviews and review of the medical record.
doi:10.1001/archsurg.139.9.992 pmid:15381619 fatcat:aicw7amqrzglbgnvhoqp5tnz6a