African-Americans

Family History Does Not Exclude Active Surveillance as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

Family History Does Not Exclude Active Surveillance as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

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Family history does not predict aggressiveness of prostate cancer or suitability for active surveillance as a treatment option.

Thyroid Cancer Incidence Increasing Among Younger, Hispanic, African American Populations

Thyroid Cancer Incidence Increasing Among Younger, Hispanic, African American Populations

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A report on incidence of thyroid cancer shows incidence of the disease is increasing among certain populations: younger persons, Hispanic, and African American.

Survival Better for Hispanics, Blacks With Colorectal Cancer but HR-QoL Is Better for Whites

Survival Better for Hispanics, Blacks With Colorectal Cancer but HR-QoL Is Better for Whites

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Although median survival is longer for Hispanic and black patients compared with white patients, health-related QoL is poor for minority patients.

NCI Funds Project to Investigate Cancer Progression, Survival in African Americans

NCI Funds Project to Investigate Cancer Progression, Survival in African Americans

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NCI awarded a $9 million grant to Barbara A. Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University to explore factors contributing to racial disparities in cancer.

Overall Health Worse in African American Men Undergoing Active Surveillance For Prostate Cancer

Overall Health Worse in African American Men Undergoing Active Surveillance For Prostate Cancer

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African American men choosing active surveillance for their low-grade prostate cancer have overall poorer health than non-African American men undergoing active surveillance.

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Benefit African-American Women with Breast Cancer

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Benefit African-American Women with Breast Cancer

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Administering chemotherapy to African-American women with breast cancer prior to surgery may help improve their survival.

Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women

Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women

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A community breast navigation program successfully increased mammogram screening rates among African American and Latino women, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

Video Tool to Increase Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Participation Among Black Women

Video Tool to Increase Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Participation Among Black Women

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A new tool may show promise for improving clinical trial participation among black women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

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.

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