Early Stage Breast Cancer Diagnose and Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity

Early Stage Breast Cancer Diagnose and Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity
black woman breast cancer A team of researchers from Toronto, Canada determined that among US women with early stage breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis varies by ethic/racial group. Furthermore, these differences were found to be related with biological differences. The study entitled “Differences in Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis and Cancer-Specific Survival by Race and Ethnicity in the United States”, was recently published the Journal of the American Medical Association. In this observational study, Javaid Iqbal, M.D., of Women's College Hospital, Toronto, and colleagues from the University of Toronto, examined a total of 373,563 women with invasive early stage breast cancer. The patients were identified through the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) from 18 registries database, between 2004 and 2011. Data analysis was performed at baseline and at 7 years follow-up of 8 different racial/ethic groups, according to small tumour's (up to 2cm) biological aggressiveness, such as triple-negative cancers, lymph node metastases, and distant metastases. The primary outcomes of the study were cancer-specific survival, properly adjust
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