Date: June 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Holy Cross Centre (HCC), Room 20A/B


Dr. Linda Cook


Investigating endometrial cancer disparities by Hispanic ethnicity in New Mexico and California


Racial disparities in endometrial cancer survival between whites and blacks have been well documented, but little is known about disparities between non-Hispanic whites (NHWs) and Hispanic whites (HWs). HW women have a lower age-adjusted incidence of endometrial cancer than NHWs, but mortality is more similar than would be expected based on the incidence, indicating an overall poorer survival for HWs relative to NHWs. This presentation will focus on factors that contribute to endometrial cancer disparities between non-Hispanic whites and Hispanic whites, in particular distance to surgery and co-morbidities for endometrial cancer cases. The data source is a linked resource of two population-based databases: the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program and the Medicare enrollment and claims files.

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