African-Americans

African American Breast Cancer Survivors Report Significant Problem Burden

African American Breast Cancer Survivors Report Significant Problem Burden

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African American survivors of breast cancer experience significant problem burden during the first 5 years after diagnosis and treatment.

Socioeconomic Status Inversely Related to Risk for Ovarian Cancer in African American Women

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Risk of ovarian cancer is higher in African American women with lower socioeconomic status, the opposite of trends seen in breast cancer.

ADT May Reduce Survival in African American Men With Favorable-risk Prostate Cancer

ADT May Reduce Survival in African American Men With Favorable-risk Prostate Cancer

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Use of androgen suppression therapy may negatively impact survival in African American patients with favorable-risk prostate cancer.

Obesity Can Mask Ovarian Cancer Symptoms in African American Women

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Excess abdominal fat in overweight and obese women could interfere with detection of early symptoms of ovarian cancer, and this may contribute to the higher risk of death from ovarian cancer in African American women compared with white women.

Genetic Differences Explain Survival Disparity in African Americans With Kidney Cancer

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Several genetic differences uncovered in an analysis of data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) are biologically plausible contributing factors for the worse survival of African American patients with clear cell renal carcinoma, even in the era of targeted therapy.

Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Need to Recognize Differences in Smoking Patterns of African Americans

Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Need to Recognize Differences in Smoking Patterns of African Americans

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Screening for lung cancer may have a disparity between African Americans and whites due to differences in smoking habits.

Breast and Colorectal Cancer Disparities Persist in African Americans

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Disparities in some cancer mortality rates between African Americans and whites in the United States have decreased, but these differences remain in colorectal and breast cancers.

Inferior Outcomes for African Americans With Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma

Inferior Outcomes for African Americans With Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma

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African-American pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma still display a considerable survival disparity when compared to their white and Hispanic peers.

Active Surveillance Criteria for Early Prostate Cancer May Not Be Accurate in African American Men

Active Surveillance Criteria for Early Prostate Cancer May Not Be Accurate in African American Men

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African American men with Gleason score 3+3=6 prostate cancer produce less PSA and have significantly lower PSA density than white men, according to a new study. These findings could have important implications for treatment decision-making.

Early Chemotherapy Less Beneficial in Black Women With Breast Cancer

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Black women with breast cancer treated with early chemotherapy fare worse than women of other minority groups.

Racial Differences in Outcomes and Costs of Care in Older Men with Prostate Cancer

Racial Differences in Outcomes and Costs of Care in Older Men with Prostate Cancer

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Older black men with localized prostate cancer were more likely to have poorer quality care, incur higher costs, and have worse postoperative outcomes than white men. However, that did not translate to worse overall or cancer-specific survival.

Black women have higher frequency of BRCA mutations than previously reported

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Young black women with a breast cancer diagnosis at age 50 years or younger have a much higher BRCA mutation frequency than that previously reported among young white women with breast cancer.

Novel algorithm identified DNA copy-number landscapes in African Americans with colon cancer

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An algorithm dubbed ENVE can help clinicians sort through "white noise" and pinpoint genetic aberrations associated with cancer.

Genomic fingerprint may predict aggressive prostate cancer in African Americans

Genomic fingerprint may predict aggressive prostate cancer in African Americans

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African American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than European American men, and are also more than twice as likely to die from it.

Noninvasive colon cancer screening promising for African Americans

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A new noninvasive technology for colon cancer screening could prove promising for African-Americans, a group at higher than average risk of colon cancer.

Triple-negative breast cancer is distinctly different in African American women

Triple-negative breast cancer is distinctly different in African American women

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A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appear to impact the prognosis and survival rates of African American women.

Racial disparity is narrowing in cancer mortality

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Although racial disparities for cancer are decreasing, cancer mortality among African Americans as a group remains elevated.

Survival mechanism in breast cancer cells is found to result in poorer outcomes for African American women

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The worse outcomes for African American women with estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer, when compared with European American patients, appears to be related to a reduced cellular sensitivity to tamoxifen.

African American cancer patients' depression symptoms often under-recognized

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Depressed African American patients with cancer could be more accurately identified if the depression measures used are more culturally sensitive, according to a study.

New genetic anomalies linked to breast cancer in African American families

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Newly discovered segments of DNA shared by African American family members who have breast cancer indicate there may still be undiscovered breast cancer genes that may be unique to African Americans.

New model better predicts breast cancer risk in African American women

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A new risk prediction model will allow for greater accuracy in predicting risk for breast cancer in African American women.

Gefitinib effective in older, African American patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

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Researchers have found that an FDA-approved therapy could be effective in treating both older and African American patients with advanced lung cancer who may not be candidates for chemotherapy.

Link between obesity and breast cancer confirmed for blacks and Hispanics

Link between obesity and breast cancer confirmed for blacks and Hispanics

For black women and Hispanic women, obesity increases postmenopausal risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer.

For black men with prostate cancer, watchful waiting may be unwise

For black men with prostate cancer, watchful waiting may be unwise

For men with early-stage prostate cancer, watching waiting is not always the best course of action, especially for black patients.

Black Women's Health Study (BWHS) shows exercise improves breast cancer risk for African American women

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This recently published study found strong evidence linking physical exercise to a lower rate of breast cancer in African American women, a group in which previous evidence has been lacking.

Genetics could factor into racial disparity in colon cancer

Genetics could factor into racial disparity in colon cancer

African-Americans are half as likely to have the genetic marker associated with improved survival.

African-American women more likely to be diagnosed with higher-risk breast cancer

African-American women frequently present with biologically less favorable subtypes of breast cancer, according to a research study.

Rare skin cancer found on palms and soles is more likely to recur compared to other melanomas

Rare skin cancer found on palms and soles is more likely to recur compared to other melanomas

Researchers identified a rare type of melanoma that disproportionately attacks the plams and soles and under the nails of people who have darker skin, is not caused by sun exposure, and is almost twice as likely to recur than other other similar types of skin cancer.

Vitamin D deficiency may have ties to aggressive prostate cancer

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Vitamin D deficiency was an indicator of aggressive prostate cancer and spread of the disease in men who underwent their first prostate biopsy because of abnormal PSA test and/or DRE results.

Precursor of multiple myeloma more common in blacks than whites

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Blacks may be twice as likely as whites to develop multiple myeloma because they are more likely to have a precursor condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance.

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