Khan Casts Light on Disparities in Surgical Care of GI Tract Cancer

Dr Khan expands on key data found on racial disparities in surgical outcomes for gastrointestinal tract cancer and addresses the need to reduce the gap in these outcomes.

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In today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Sajid A. Khan, MD, FACS, FSSO, an associate professor of surgery and the section chief of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Mixed Tumors at Yale School of Medicine, and the co-director of Team Science at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Khan highlighted the results from a retrospective study that evaluated disparities in surgical outcomes and quality of care for patients with gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer.

The study, conducted at Yale Cancer Center, found Black patients experienced lower rates of negative surgical margins and adequate lymphadenectomies compared with White patients.

In our exclusive interview, Khan expanded on the key data found on racial disparities in surgical outcomes for GI tract cancer and addressed the need to reduce the gap outcomes.


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