Factors Explaining Socio-Economic Inequalities in Survival from Colon Cancer: A Causal Mediation Analysis.
Nina Afshar, S Ghazaleh Dashti, Luc Te Marvelde, Tony Blakely, Andrew Haydon, Victoria M White, Jon D Emery, Rebecca J Bergin, Kathryn Whitfield, Robert JS Thomas, Graham G Giles, Roger L Milne, Dallas R English
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Socio-economic inequalities in colon cancer survival exist in high-income countries, but the reasons are unclear. We assessed the mediating effects of stage at diagnosis, comorbidities, and treatment (surgery and intravenous chemotherapy) on survival from colon cancer. METHODS: We identified 2,203 people aged 15 to 79 years with first primary colon cancer diagnosed in Victoria, Australia, between 2008 and 2011. Colon cancer cases were identified through the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR), and clinical information was obtained from hospital records. Deaths till December 31, 2016 (n = 807), were identified from Victorian and national death registries. Socio-economic disadvantage w..View full abstract
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