1. Black Melanoma Patients Face Treatment Delays

    Black Melanoma Patients Face Treatment Delays

    Black Americans with melanoma-skin-cancer/default.htm">melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, wait longer for surgery than white patients, a new study finds.

    "We already knew that black patients with melanoma have a worse prognosis and that longer time to treatment is associated with worse survival, but we didn't fully understand the relationship between race and time to treatment after controlling for various other factors," said study first author Raghav Tripathi, from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.

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    1. We already knew that black patients with melanoma have a worse prognosis and that longer time to treatment is associated with worse survival, but we didn't fully understand the relationship between race and time to treatment after controlling for various other factors.
    2. A more thorough understanding of the factors associated with worse outcomes for black patients is critical in reducing racial disparities in melanoma outcomes.
    3. Ultimately, we hope this study will draw attention to the importance of further understanding the various components of [time from diagnosis to definitive surgery] and worse outcomes for black melanoma patients.
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