Journal of Urban Health

, Volume 88, Issue 1, pp 98–103 | Cite as

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

  • Francesca Gany
  • Julia Ramirez
  • Serena Chen
  • Jennifer C. F. Leng


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.



The work described was supported by the New York Community Trust. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the awarding Agencies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Gany
    • 1
  • Julia Ramirez
    • 1
  • Serena Chen
    • 1
  • Jennifer C. F. Leng
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Immigrant Health Department of MedicineNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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