Kahn JM, Kelly KM, Pei Q, Bush R, Friedman DL, Keller FG, Bhatia S, Henderson TO, Schwartz CL, Castellino SM. Survival by Race and Ethnicity in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Children's Oncology Group Study. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2019 Dec 10;37(37). 3009-3017. PMID: 31539308 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC6839907
Population-based studies of children and adolescents with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) report a survival disadvantage in nonwhite-non-Hispanic black (NHB) and Hispanic-patients. Whether disparities persist after adjustment for clinical and treatment-related variables is unknown. We examined survival by race/ethnicity in children receiving risk-based, response-adapted, combined-modality therapy for HL in contemporary Children's Oncology Group trials.