Racial Disparities

Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rates Down in African Americans

Colorectal Cancer Mortality Rates Down in African Americans

Among adults aged 20 to 54 years, increase in CRC mortality only seen in whites aged 30 to 54 years.

Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups

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Follow-up after abnormal results on mammography is more likely to be delayed among Asian American women compared with white women, and varies between different Asian ethnicities.

Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment-Related Factors Differ in Black, White Men

Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment-Related Factors Differ in Black, White Men

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A survey of men with prostate cancer revealed that treatment-related factors impact treatment decisions differently in black men compared with white men.

Program Developed To Provide Cancer Screening Services for Under/Un-Insured Asian Indio Women

Program Developed To Provide Cancer Screening Services for Under/Un-Insured Asian Indio Women

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Researchers summarize the program development, outcomes, and lessons learned from a program that provided cancer screening services for under/uninsured Asian Indio women.

Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other Groups

Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other Groups

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Researchers found that low acculturated Latina women were moderately less satisfied with surgeon and oncology communication compared with other racial and ethnic groups.

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing in Asian-American Women

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing in Asian-American Women

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease.

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.

National Databases Reports on Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities for Breast Reconstruction Vary

National Databases Reports on Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities for Breast Reconstruction Vary

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Reporting of overall immediate breast reconstruction and of racial disparities varies significantly between SEER and 2 large US databases.

Mortality Rates Highest Among Youngest Oncology Patients, Particularly Minorities

Mortality Rates Highest Among Youngest Oncology Patients, Particularly Minorities

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Cancer deaths within 1 month of diagnosis occur most often in patients younger than 1 years, especially among Blacks and Hispanics.

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.

Racial Disparity Exists in Receipt of High-Quality Prostate Cancer Care

Racial Disparity Exists in Receipt of High-Quality Prostate Cancer Care

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Despite that most patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer receive high-quality care, a racial disparity exists, a recent study has shown.

Race Does Not Predict Prostate Cancer Metastasis Development

Race Does Not Predict Prostate Cancer Metastasis Development

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Race is not associated with the development of metastases in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), according to a recently published study.

BRCA1/2 Testing Recommendations Vary Between Black and White Patients

BRCA1/2 Testing Recommendations Vary Between Black and White Patients

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Disparities in BRCA1/2 testing in black and white women is attributable to differences in physician recommendations, according to a recent study.

United States Health Report Card Finds Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist

United States Health Report Card Finds Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist

A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finds improvements to infant mortality rates and number of insured citizens, but other problem areas persist.

Programs for Lay Health Advisors Can Be Designed to Maximize Their Impact

Programs for Lay Health Advisors Can Be Designed to Maximize Their Impact

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Clear role expectations and organization support are vital for lay health advisors.

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.

Newly Identified Gene Mutation Predominant in Chinese With a Family History of Breast Cancer

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Germline mutations to the RECQL gene were identified in 0.5% of patients with familial breast cancer in a Chinese population.

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.

Differences in Cancer Rates Seen Among Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Populations

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Significant differences in cancer rates were found between Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs), according to a special report within Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.

Modifiable Factors Affect Racial Disparities in Lung Cancer

Modifiable Factors Affect Racial Disparities in Lung Cancer

Racial and ethnic variation is evident in lung cancer incidence and mortality among postmenopausal women, but other factors may also have an influence, according to a recent study.

Doctors May Convey Racial Bias Through Body Language

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Hospital-based physicians exhibit significantly fewer positive, rapport-building nonverbal cues with black patients than with white patients when discussing end-of-life care.

Obesity Is Not a Factor in Racial or Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Screening Adherence

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Adherence to cancer screening recommendations was not found to vary by race/ethnicity and body weight/obesity. In a focused look at the influence of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, some screening disparities may be decreasing.

Cancer incidence and mortality are lower among Hispanics

Cancer incidence and mortality are lower among Hispanics

Variations in cancer risk are likely due to differences in exposure to carcinogens, screening rates, and lifestyle factors.

Non-Hispanic black women less likely to survive endometrial cancer than other races and ethnicities

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Non-Hispanic black women with endometrial cancer display worse outcomes when compared to women in other racial/ethnic groups diagnosed with the same subtype of endometrial cancer.

Higher frequency of <i>BRCA</i> mutations observed in black women

Higher frequency of BRCA mutations observed in black women

In a study reviewing black women under 50 with invasive breast cancer, 12 percent had BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.

Too few minority groups pursuing careers as physicians

Too few minority groups pursuing careers as physicians

The shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say.

Incidence of endometrial cancer increasing across multiple racial groups

Incidence of endometrial cancer increasing across multiple racial groups

Non-Hispanic black women have higher endometrial cancer incidence and lower survival across all stages and subtypes.

Black men twice as likely to die from prostate cancer compared to white men

Black men twice as likely to die from prostate cancer compared to white men

Black men are twice as likely to be diagnosed with, or die from, prostate cancer in their lifetime compared to white men.

Racial and ethnic differences extend to how surgeons and hospitals for breast cancer care are selected

Black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely to use reputation as a factor ins selecting their surgeon or hospital for treatment, when compared with white women.

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