Disparities in lymphoma on the basis of race, gender, HIV status, and sexual orientation

Melody Becnel, Christopher R. Flowers, Loretta J. Nastoupil


Lymphoid malignancies account for the sixth leading cause of death in the US, and, although survival is improving overall, this trend is not applicable to all patients. In this review, we describe disparities in the initial presentation, treatment, and outcomes across a diverse group of lymphoma patients on the basis of gender, race, HIV status, and sexual orientation. Identifying these disparities will hopefully lead to improved outcomes in these groups of lymphoma patients in the future.