Survival disparities in Male patients with breast cancer

David J. Restrepo, Daniel Boczar, Maria T. Huayllani, Andrea Sisti, Sarah A McLaughlin, Aaron Spaulding, Alexander S. Parker, Rickey E. Carter, Aaron L. Leppin, Antonio J. Forte

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Background/Aim: We evaluated factors associated with mortality among men with breast cancer. Materials and Methods: We used the National Cancer Database to identify men with breast cancer and evaluated factors associated with mortality, using a Cox regression model. Results: Black patients experienced an increased risk of death from any cause compared to white patients [hazard ratio (HR)=1.19, 95%CI=1.05-1.37]. Patients with government insurance had a greater risk of death compared to privately insured patients (HR=1.57, 95%CI=1.41-1.75). When compared to patients with an income of >$46,000, those with an income <$30,000 presented an increased risk of death (HR=1.35, 95%CI=1.14-1.60). Finally, patients treated at a comprehensive community cancer program (HR=1.129, 95%CI=1.021-1.248), community cancer program (HR=1.164, 95%CI=1.010-1.343), or integrated network cancer program (HR=1.216; 95%CI=1.056-1.401) experienced elevated risk of death compared to those treated at academic/research-programs. Conclusion: Race, insurance, income, education, and facility type are associated with the risk of mortality in male patients with breast cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5669-5674
Number of pages6
JournalAnticancer Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Breast neoplasm
  • Disparities
  • Income
  • Male
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Restrepo, D. J., Boczar, D., Huayllani, M. T., Sisti, A., McLaughlin, S. A., Spaulding, A., Parker, A. S., Carter, R. E., Leppin, A. L., & Forte, A. J. (2019). Survival disparities in Male patients with breast cancer. Anticancer Research, 39(10), 5669-5674.