The effect of socioeconomic status on gross total resection, radiation therapy and overall survival in patients with gliomas. Journal of neuro-oncology Deb, S., Pendharkar, A. V., Schoen, M. K., Altekruse, S., Ratliff, J., Desai, A. 2017


Socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with survival in many cancers but the effect of socioeconomic status on survival and access to care for patients with gliomas has not been well studied. This study included 50,170 patients from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program at the National Cancer Institute database diagnosed with gliomas of the brain from 2003 to 2012. Patient SES was divided into tertiles and quintiles. Treatment options included radiation, surgery (gross total resection (GTR)/other surgery), and radiation with surgery. Multivariable logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards model were used to analyze data with SAS v9.4. The results were adjusted for age at diagnosis, race, sex, tumor type, and tumor grade. Kaplan-Meier survival curves were constructed according to SES tertiles and quintiles. Patients from a higher SES tertile were significantly more likely to receive surgery, radiation, GTR, and radiation with surgery (OR 1.092, 1.116, 1.103, 1.150 respectively, all p?

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