Five-Year Cancer Survival Rates in Oklahoma from 1997 to 2008
Published Date:2016 Jul-Aug
Source:J Okla State Med Assoc. 109(7-8):318-332.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC5120586
Funding:G12 MD007601/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
U54 GM104938/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
P20 GM103466/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
U54 MD007584/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/United States
U58 DP005513/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
This study evaluated the five-year observed survival rates of American Indians/Alaskan Native, African American, and white cancer patients among various demographic characteristics in Oklahoma focusing on lung and bronchus, colon and rectum, female breast, and prostate for the cancer patients diagnosed between 1997 and 2008.
The five-year observed survival rates were calculated for overall cancer and specific cancer sites, using Kaplan-Meier method with data from the Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry.
Overall, 51.5% patients diagnosed with cancer survived for five years. For specific sites we found: 79.2% for female breast cancer survived; 77.5% for prostate cancer; 12.9% for lung and bronchus cancer; and 49.9% for colorectal cancer.
The five-year observed survival rates in Oklahoma were consistent with national trends. Overall, cancer survival seems to be improving over time, but there remains disparity with the AA and AI/AN populations in contrast to whites in Oklahoma.
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