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CHICAGO—Overall survival among men with testicular cancer is lower among blacks than whites, according to study findings presented at the 2019 American Urological Association annual meeting.
Investigators at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, who studied 62,705 men with testicular cancer identified using the National Cancer Database found that black race was significantly associated with a 12% increased 10-year mortality risk compared with white race, after adjusting for income, Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI), insurance status, and disease stage. In addition, compared with white men, black men had a 2-fold increased risk in 30-day mortality (0.6% vs 0.3%) and 90-day mortality (1.3% vs 0.6%), Alexandr Pinkhasov, MD, and colleagues reported in a poster presentation.
Of the 62,705 men, 60,566 (96.6%) were white and 2139 (3.4%) were black. Compared with whites, blacks were significantly more likely to have a higher CCI, less likely to be insured, and more likely to have stage III disease. Blacks also had a lower median household income and education level than whites.
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Pinkhasov A, Pinkhasov R, Smith G, et al. Racial disparities between black and white men with testicular cancer. Presented at the 2019 American Urological Association annual meeting held May 3-6 in Chicago. Abstract MP49-19.