Cervical cancer death rates higher among older and black women

A woman's risk of dying of cervical cancer is higher than long believed, particularly among older and black women, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests. The researchers found that black women in the United States are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77 percent higher than previously thought while white … Continue reading Cervical cancer death rates higher among older and black women

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Racial disparity lies at the intersection of HIV and Hodgkin lymphoma

A new study finds a significant racial disparity within a doubly troubled population of patients: those with HIV and Hodgkin lymphoma. In such cases, blacks are at significantly higher risk than whites of not receiving treatment for the cancer that in many cases would be effective. "Black patients have higher rates of not receiving treatment," … Continue reading Racial disparity lies at the intersection of HIV and Hodgkin lymphoma

Genes of colon cancer recurrence differs among blacks, whites and Asians

The genetic makeup of colon cancer tumors and survival rates for patients with the disease differ by race, according to a study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. "These findings put the issue of race more prominently on the radar of investigators that cancer biology … Continue reading Genes of colon cancer recurrence differs among blacks, whites and Asians

Study sheds light on racial disparity in colon cancer

African-Americans half as likely to have genetic marker linked to better survival African-Americans with colon cancer are half as likely as Caucasian patients to have a type of colon cancer that is linked to better outcomes. The finding may provide insight into why African-Americans are more likely to die of colon cancer than Caucasians with … Continue reading Study sheds light on racial disparity in colon cancer