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Treatment for lung cancer in Black patients is less aggressive

Black patients are more susceptible to the carcinogenic effects of smoking, lung cancer screening criteria for low radiation CT exclude two-thirds of susceptible patients, the screening test is ordered less frequently, and treatment for lung cancer in Black patients is less aggressive.

An interview with Samuel Cykert, professor of medicine  at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and director of the University’s School of Medicine Program on Health and Clinical Informatics.

See “Racial Disparities in Lung Cancer: Part 3 of a Special Series” by Tori Rodriguez on the Pulmonary Advisor website (January 14, 2021)

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