Disparities in Neuro-Oncology.

TitleDisparities in Neuro-Oncology.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsMichaelson NMiriam, Watsula A, Bakare-Okpala A, Mohamadpour M, Chukwueke UN, Budhu JA
JournalCurr Neurol Neurosci Rep
Date Published2023 Oct 27

PURPOSEOF REVIEW: Health disparities are preventable differences in the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of many diseases, including central nervous system (CNS) tumors. This review will summarize and compile the existing literature on health disparities in neuro-oncology and provide directions for future research and interventions.

RECENT FINDINGS: Patients from historically marginalized groups are more likely to receive inadequate treatment, develop complications, and experience a shorter life expectancy. Financial toxicity can be particularly severe for patients with CNS tumors due to the high costs of treatment. Additionally, CNS clinical trials and research lack diverse representation.

Alternate JournalCurr Neurol Neurosci Rep
PubMed ID37889427
PubMed Central ID9533228

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