Nicole M. Marlow, Michael T. Halpern, Alexandre L. Pavluck, Elizabeth M. Ward, Amy Y. Chen
Abstract:This study expands on a previous report (focusing on health insurance status and race/ethnicity) to present effects of age, socioeconomic status, hospital type, and other factors (e.g., type of Medicaid and Medicare coverage, insurance-by-race/ethnicity interactions) on advanced-stage (III/IV) at prostate cancer diagnosis. Invasive (Stages I-IV) prostate cancer cases diagnosed during 1998-2004 were extracted from the National Cancer Database (N=687,464). Independent of health-insurance and race/ethnicity, soci…
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