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Gene-Fu F. Liu, Mark C. Ranck, Abhishek A. Solanki, Hongyuan Cao, Antonia Kolokythas, Barry L. Wenig, Lucy Chen, Stephanie Ard, Ralph R. Weichselbaum, Howard Halpern and Michael T. Spiotto Racial parities in outcomes after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer Cancer 120

Version of Record online: 10 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28417

Although multiple investigators have observed racial differences in outcomes among patients with head and neck cancers, these conclusions are based on studies in which black patients comprised <20% of the patient population. When assessing outcomes after radiotherapy at a center in which black patients comprise the majority, disease control and overall survival did not differ by patient race despite worse prognostic factors.

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