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Inequities in cancer treatment delay or discontinuation following SARS-CoV-2 infection

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The findings of this study of 4,768 patients with cancer suggest that race and ethnicity and area-level social determinants of health were associated with delayed or discontinued cancer treatment and longer delays to the restart of drug-based therapies following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Such treatment delays could exacerbate persistent cancer survival inequities in the United States. 

Authors: Adana A. M. Llanos, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, is the corresponding author. 

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