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Studies show that racial inequalities still exist despite great advances in breast cancer treatment options.
Rates show significant variation by geographic regions for these groups than for whites.
In the study, the 5-year overall survival rate after a diagnosis of breast cancer was 77.6% for men, compared with 86.4% for women.
Late-stage cancers identified through emergency department visits may reflect a lack of access to primary care and screening.
Collaboration with Lazarex Cancer Foundation tests new ways to erase cost barriers in major public health issue.
“More of these studies are needed to make progress in…precision, or personalized, medicine,” said NCI’s Konstantin Salnikow, PhD.
A dark secret may lurk behind studies showing that married adults are more likely to survive.
Additional research is required to determine the basis for these racial disparities.
Lung, colorectal and liver cancer deaths were significantly higher among third-generation U.S.-born Latinos.
Regardless of race, ethnicity or nationality, men are more likely than women to get cancer.
A new study links poor access to affordable, healthy food to an increased risk of cancer death.
Study confirms that apparent racial disparities are rooted more in societal causes than biology.
Smoking, physical inactivity and food insecurity are among eight county-level factors that account for income-related disparities.
The myriad needs of many cancer survivors are often not recognized or addressed.
Major disparities in socioeconomic status could be to blame.
The numbers echo a national trend of improvement in cancer survival, though one tempered by racial and ethnic disparities.
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