Nonbiological factors affecting outcomes in adolescents and young adults
Impact of nonbiological factors (NBF) on survival was investigated in a
large cohort of adolescents and young adults (AYA) with lymphoma in the
US. We found that uninsured and Medicaid AYA beneficiaries with
classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are at
significantly increased risk of death when compared with their insured
counterpart even after adjustment for other factors affecting survival.
NHL AYA patients residing in lower income counties are at increased risk
of death. The strong association of NBF with survival indicates
opportunities to improve survival of AYA lymphoma patients by improving
access/quality of care in the US.