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Yale Cancer Center Study Reports Racial Disparities for Gastrointestinal Surgery

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African-American adult patients are more likely than white patients to receive substandard gastrointestinal cancer surgery, according to a large study led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center. The findings are reported today in the journalJAMA Network Open.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light previously reported race disparities in the healthcare system, and our study unfortunately highlights patients with cancer are not immune to these disparities.” said Dr. Sajid Khan, associate professor of surgery (Oncology), section chief of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) and Mixed Tumors at Yale Cancer Center, and senior author of the study. “Lapses in the ...