, Volume 88, Issue 1, pp 98-103
Date: 19 Jan 2011

Targeting Social and Economic Correlates of Cancer Treatment Appointment Keeping among Immigrant Chinese Patients

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Abstract

Chinese immigrants have high rates of a variety of cancers and face numerous social and economic barriers to cancer treatment appointment keeping. This study is a nested cohort of 82 Chinese patients participating in the Immigrant Cancer Portal Project. Twenty-two percent reported having missed appointments for oncology follow-up, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy. Patients most commonly reported needing assistance with financial support to enable appointment keeping. Efforts to further address social and economic correlates in cancer care should be developed for this population.