Breast cancer diagnoses, survival varies by race, ethnicity

Among nearly 375,000 U.S. women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, varied by race and ethnicity, with much of the difference accounted for by biological differences, according to a study in┬áJAMA. In the United States, incidence rates of breast cancer among women … Continue reading Breast cancer diagnoses, survival varies by race, ethnicity

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Race, hospital, insurance status all factors in how lung cancer is treated

African Americans, Hispanics, and those who receive care at a community hospital are all significantly less likely than other patients to receive treatment for early stage non-small cell lung cancer, according to a report in the┬áJournal of Thoracic Oncology. "We found significant disparities for treatment of a curable cancer based on race, insurance status, and … Continue reading Race, hospital, insurance status all factors in how lung cancer is treated

Racial disparities in health care among older male cancer survivors

Older African-American and Hispanic men who have survived cancer are less likely than their white counterparts to see a specialist or receive basic preventive care, such as vaccinations, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Researchers examined racial/ethnic disparities in health care receipt among a nationally representative sample of male cancer survivors. … Continue reading Racial disparities in health care among older male cancer survivors