Clin Lung Cancer 2021 Mar 26. Epub 2021 Mar 26.
Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Kentucky Cancer Registry, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Division of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Introduction: Kentucky is recognized as the state with the highest lung cancer burden for more than 2 decades, but how lung cancer differs in Kentucky relative to other US populations is not fully understood.
Patients And Methods: We examined lung cancer reported to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program by Kentucky and the other SEER regions for patients diagnosed between 2012 and 2016. Our analyses included histologic types, incidence rates, stage at diagnosis, and survival in Kentucky and Appalachian Kentucky relative to other SEER regions. Read More