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Health disparities may affect end-of-life experiences of minority blood cancer patients
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When it comes to cancer, racial minorities face higher barriers to care than do white patients. Now, research shows that those health disparities might extend even to where and how patients die.

A new study of nearly 9,500 blood cancer patients who were treated at a UW Medicine hospital and later died revealed that racial and ethnic minority patients have a different experience at the end of their lives than do their white counterparts.

A new study finds ethnic and racial minorities with leukemia or lymphoma are more likely to die in hospital, receive aggressive care in last weeks of life than white patients

Dec. 11, 2017

By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch and University of Washington fellow Dr. Kedar Kirtane led a study of racial minorities with blood cancer and how they may have different end-of-life experiences than do white patients.



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