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David I. Chu, Daniel M. Moreira, Leah Gerber, Joseph C. Presti Jr, William J. Aronson, Martha K. Terris, Christopher J. Kane, Christopher L. Amling and Stephen J. Freedland Effect of race and socioeconomic status on surgical margins and biochemical outcomes in an equal-access health care setting Cancer 118

Article first published online: 13 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27456

In equal-access hospital settings, lower patient socioeconomic status was significantly associated with higher positive surgical margin risk after radical prostatectomy. Race, however, appears to be a more significant risk factor than socioeconomic status for biochemical recurrence, with low socioeconomic status black patients potentially being the most at risk.

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