Table 3.

Comparison of within-race 5-year survival rates by histology between ACTUR and SEER-9 among black and white lung cancer patients diagnosed during 1990 to 2003

WhiteBlack
HistologyACTUR % ± SESEER-9 % ± SEPaACTUR % ± SESEER-9 % ± SEPa
Small cell lung cancer6.6 ± 0.65.7 ± 0.10.099.4 ± 2.74.6 ± 0.4<0.01
Adenocarcinoma24.9 ± 0.718.5 ± 0.1<0.0125.6 ± 2.114.2 ± 0.4<0.01
Squamous cell carcinoma19.9 ± 0.814.8 ± 0.2<0.0121.2 ± 2.510.9 ± 0.4<0.01
Large cell carcinoma13.1 ± 0.87.9 ± 0.1<0.0112.3 ± 2.47.5 ± 0.40.01

Abbreviations: ACTUR, automated central tumor registry; SEER, Surveillance Epidemiology End Results.

  • aχ2 test P value (alive/not alive at 5 years after diagnosis).