Black older adults with cancer more likely to be frail, have functional impairments

Older Black adults with newly diagnosed gastrointestinal malignancies appeared more likely to be frail and report functional impairments than their white counterparts, according to study results published in Cancer.
“Despite advances in cancer therapies, racial disparities in cancer outcomes persist. However, the mechanisms for these disparities remain uncertain," Grant R. Williams, MD, MSPH, assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology and director of the cancer and aging program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Healio.
Researchers sought to assess

Older Black adults with newly diagnosed gastrointestinal malignancies appeared more likely to be frail and report functional impairments than their white counterparts, according to study results published in Cancer.
“Despite advances in cancer therapies, racial disparities in cancer outcomes persist. However, the mechanisms for these disparities remain uncertain,» Grant R. Williams, MD, MSPH, assistant professor in the division of hematology and oncology and director of the cancer and aging program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Healio.
Researchers sought to assess