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FA Lombardo

An Evaluation of Treatment Strategies for Head and Neck Cancer in an African American Population

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.046
Pages: 
504–9
Synopsis: 
This study points to the need for earlier diagnosis, more education and use of a wider range of treatment modalities in order to improve overall outcomes for African Americans and blacks in general suffering with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.

ABSTRACT

Objective: This study evaluated treatment strategies for head and neck cancers in a predominantly African American population.

Methods: Data were collected utilizing medical records and the tumour registry at the Howard University Hospital. Kaplan-Meier method was used for survival analysis and Cox proportional hazards regression analysis predicted the hazard of death.

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 14 Nov, 2013
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