Survival of blacks and whites after a cancer diagnosis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Americans
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • Only modest cancer-specific survival differences are evident for blacks and whites treated comparably for similar-stage cancer. Therefore, differences in cancer biology between racial groups are unlikely to be responsible for a substantial portion of the survival discrepancy. Differences in treatment, stage at presentation, and mortality from other diseases should represent the primary targets of research and interventions designed to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.

publication date

  • April 24, 2002

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11966385

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2106

end page

  • 13

volume

  • 287

number

  • 16