Oncology On-The-Go Podcast: Time to Treatment for Breast Cancer in Rural Populations


Minh-Tri Nguyen, MD, spoke with CancerNetwork® about differences between time to treatment, socioeconomic status, and clinical outcomes in rural and urban patients with breast cancer.

Minh-Tri Nguyen, MD, a hematology and oncology fellow at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, spoke with CancerNetwork® about his study titled Shorter Time to Treatment Is Associated With Improved Survival in Rural Patients With Breast Cancer Despite Other Adverse Socioeconomic Factors, which was published in the journal ONCOLOGY®.

In his study, Nguyen and his colleagues explored factors including time to treatment initiation as predictors of overall survival in rural and nonrural patients with breast cancer. Overall, their research suggested that improving time to treatment initiation can mitigate socioeconomic disparities observed in rural cancer care.

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