News tagged with disparities

Study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care

A study led by investigators from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC), Nashville, Tenn., finds that black men with prostate cancer receive lower quality surgical care than white men. The racial differences persist even ...

Aug 23, 2012
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Study links age, insurance, but not race, to chemo rates

(HealthDay) -- For women with breast cancer, disease characteristics correlate significantly with chemotherapy receipt, with no indication of racial barriers to treatment, according to a study published online ...

Aug 10, 2012
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Those who are covered, recover

Insurance status is a better predictor of survival after a serious cardiac event than race, and may help explain racial disparities in health outcomes for cardiovascular disease. A new study by Derek Ng, from the Johns Hopkins ...

Aug 06, 2012
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