Disparities between Asian groups in melanoma treatment timeliness: Analysis of the National Cancer Database (2004-2020)

Published: 2 May 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/97vbj3k4r6.1
Lauren Fane


The hypothesis was that disparities in time from diagnosis to definitive surgery (TTDS) exist between Asian groups. The National Cancer Database (2004-2020) was used to populate a sample of 1388 Asian patients with melanoma. Adjusting for sociodemographic factors with East Asian patients as the reference group, Southeast and South Asian melanoma patients had around 3 times the odds of a TTDS over 90 days. Table 1. Categorization of Asian ethnicities into regional groups Table 2. Sample demographics Table 3. Adjusted odds ratios of multivariable analyses of melanoma treatment timeliness and sociodemographic associations



UH Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Melanoma, Racial Health Disparity, Mohs Surgery, Health Care Disparity, Asian Health, Skin Color