Thoracic Surgery Clinics–Social Disparities in Lung Cancer

Elsevier, Thoracic surgery clinics, Volume 32, 1 February 2022
Elliott I., Gonzalez C., Backhus L., Lui N.

Social disparities in lung cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival have been studied using national databases, statewide registries, and institution-level data. Some disparities emerge consistently, such as lower adherence to treatment guidelines and worse survival by race and socioeconomic status, whereas other disparities are less well studied. A critical appraisal of current data is essential to increasing equity in lung cancer care.