Racial Disparities

Confronting Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Survival Outcomes

Confronting Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Survival Outcomes

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African Americans have a 60% higher incidence of prostate cancer and are about 2 times more likely to die from the disease.

Are African-American and Hispanic Patients With Myeloma Receiving the Best Care?

Are African-American and Hispanic Patients With Myeloma Receiving the Best Care?

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Patient outcomes following the diagnosis of multiple myeloma have improved markedly over recent years, but racial and ethnic disparities exist.

Q&A With Narjust Duma, MD: Minority Patient Participation in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Q&A With Narjust Duma, MD: Minority Patient Participation in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

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In this question-and-answer session, Cancer Therapy Advisor asked Dr Duma about her team's study and minority patient representation in breast cancer studies.

Genetics and Breast Cancer Subtypes Among African American and Caucasian Patients

Genetics and Breast Cancer Subtypes Among African American and Caucasian Patients

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Genetically personalized assessments may optimize treatment by predicting which patients require aggressive treatment.

High Alcohol Intake Increases Breast Cancer Risk Among African Americans

High Alcohol Intake Increases Breast Cancer Risk Among African Americans

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Alcohol intake is a modifiable risk factor for breast cancer among African American women.

Time to Rethink Active Surveillance in African American Men With Prostate Cancer

Time to Rethink Active Surveillance in African American Men With Prostate Cancer

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Prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels may be misleading in African American men and a greater workup may be required.

Racial Disparities in the Quality, Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries With Localized Prostate Cancer

Racial Disparities in the Quality, Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries With Localized Prostate Cancer

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Black men who receive radical prostatectomy experienced longer wait times, higher costs, and poorer quality care than white men, but no difference in cancer-specific or overall survival rates.

Women in Certain Racial Groups At Higher Risk for Advanced Breast Cancer

Women in Certain Racial Groups At Higher Risk for Advanced Breast Cancer

Women in certain racial/ethnic groups are more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced breast cancer.

Rates for Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower Among Hispanics

Rates for Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower Among Hispanics

Hispanics have lower cancer incidence and death rates than non-Hispanic whites.

More Aggressive Tumor Biology in African Americans With Breast Cancer

More Aggressive Tumor Biology in African Americans With Breast Cancer

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African American women with breast cancer may have more aggressive tumor biology compared to white women.

Rates for Palliative Care Consultation Low Regardless of Race, Ethnicity

Rates for Palliative Care Consultation Low Regardless of Race, Ethnicity

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Rates of inpatient palliative care consultation remain low and occur close to death irrespective of race/ethnicity.

Early Initiation of Menstruation May Influence Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Early Initiation of Menstruation May Influence Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Age at menarche could play a role in development of estrogen receptor-negative (ER−) breast cancers among African-American women.

Racial Disparities Exist in Post-Surgical Quality of Life in Lung Cancer

Racial Disparities Exist in Post-Surgical Quality of Life in Lung Cancer

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Racial disparities exist in post-surgical health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Racial Differences Persist in Cause-specific Mortality in Breast Cancer

Racial Differences Persist in Cause-specific Mortality in Breast Cancer

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While breast cancer-specific mortality among older women has improved across all races in recent years, other cause-mortality has not.

For Breast Cancer Surgery, Minority Women Less Involved in Decisions

For Breast Cancer Surgery, Minority Women Less Involved in Decisions

Minority patients are less actively involved in surgeon and hospital selection for breast cancer surgery.

Black Women Disproportionately Affected by Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Black Women Disproportionately Affected by Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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Even with early diagnosis, there appears to be a disproportionate toll from breast cancer in black women.

Breast Cancer Prognosis Impacted by Race, Ethnicity

Breast Cancer Prognosis Impacted by Race, Ethnicity

New research finds biological differences in breast cancer tumor type, behavior based on race, ethnicity.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher in Obese Blacks, Hispanics

Breast Cancer Risk Higher in Obese Blacks, Hispanics

For black women, obesity increases postmenopausal risk of breast cancer by 31 percent.

Breastfeeding May Decrease Risk for Developing Estrogen Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding May Decrease Risk for Developing Estrogen Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer

African American women who have had children and breastfeed have a decreased risk for developing estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer.

Watchful Waiting Unsuitable in Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Watchful Waiting Unsuitable in Black Prostate Cancer Patients

Black watchful waiting patients more likely to develop aggressive disease earlier than white patients.

Brisk Walking Reduces Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Brisk Walking Reduces Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

Similar risk reduction seen with brisk walking, vigorous exercise at least seven hours/week.

What is Driving Ethnic Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival?

What is Driving Ethnic Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival?

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The breast cancer survival disparity between black and white women in the United States is still a significant problem.

Genetic Alterations May Account for Racial Disparity in HNSCC Survival

Genetic Alterations May Account for Racial Disparity in HNSCC Survival

Genomic and epigenomic alterations in PAX gene family linked to racial disparity in survival

How to Improve Cancer Outreach to Minority Communities

How to Improve Cancer Outreach to Minority Communities

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Peers can share critical information to encourage annual screenings for cancer.

Racial Disparities Seen in Medicaid Patients with Head and Neck Cancers

Racial Disparities Seen in Medicaid Patients with Head and Neck Cancers

Among Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with head and neck cancer, considerable racial disparities exist in treatment patterns and survival.

American Cancer Society Releases Report on Cancer Rates in African-Americans

American Cancer Society Releases Report on Cancer Rates in African-Americans

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Cancer mortality rates remain higher among African-Americans than among whites, but the gap may be narrowing.

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