WHILE SCIENCE and technology have made a significant impact on cancer treatment in the last 10 years, access to health care through insurance appears to be an equally important predictor of cancer survival. Sociodemographic factors, such as income and education,1-3 are known to affect treatment outcomes, but little has been documented about the specific role of health insurance.3-10
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