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Population Density and Prostate Cancer Outcomes in Oregon: Is Rural Living Associated with Worse Outcomes?

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Population Density and Prostate Cancer Outcomes in Oregon:

 

Is Rural Living Associated with Worse Outcomes?
Ann Martinez Acevedo, Ryan Werntz, Tomi Mori, Solange Mongoue-Tchokote, Christopher Amling

 

 

Introduction:

•In Oregon, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed  cancer among men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

 

•Rural living may be associated with later diagnosis, limited care access, and delay in treatment, leading to worse outcomes.

 

Oregon has significant geographic diversity and variability in population density, making it ideal for studying urban vs. rural trends in cancer diagnosis and outcomes