Socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic disparities are pervasive in medicine, and there is evidence for these differences within oncology practice. Disparities are associated with a complicated interplay between many factors, including biology, exposures, socioeconomic status (SES), race/ethnicity, culture, and health care systems.1,2 In many types of cancer, the story is the same: lower SES and nonwhite individuals have a higher incidence of cancer, which is diagnosed at a more advanced disease stage, and have higher cancer-specific mortality rates.1,2
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Francis JH. The Unleveled Field of Intraocular Malignancies. JAMA Ophthalmol. Published online July 02, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.2249
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