Navigation Links
Cancer health disparities research highlighted at AACR 101st Annual Meeting 2010
Date:4/18/2010

tices

Latina women who reside on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border are a study in contrasts when it comes to breast cancer screening.

In the United States, Latina women have a fairly high rate of receiving screening, such as a mammography or a clinical breast exam, but their knowledge about these practices is relatively low. By contrast, in Mexico the knowledge about the importance of such procedures is high, but actual rates of use are low.

"What this shows is that the Mexican government and other non-governmental organizations in Mexico, such as Fundacion CIM*AB, are doing a good job letting women know about these procedures, but the infrastructure is not there to support their use," said Matthew P. Banegas, a predoctoral research associate in the cancer prevention program of the public health sciences division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash.

For Latina women residing in the United States, Banegas said the challenge is to get their knowledge and screening levels up to the overall levels seen among women of other ethnic populations who reside in the United States.

Banegas and colleagues interviewed 265 women, of whom 128 were Mexican and 137 were Latinas living in the United States.

Latinas living in the United States were 3.17-fold more likely to have received a mammography or breast ultrasound and 2.87-fold more likely to receive a clinical breast exam than Mexican women who lived in Mexico.

However, 55 percent of Mexican women living in Mexico were considered to have high levels of breast cancer knowledge, compared with 45 percent of Latinas living in the United States.

978. Secondhand tobacco smoke in bars and restaurants in Guatemala: Before and after indoor smoking ban evaluation

A smoking ban in bars and restaurants in Guatemala effectively reduced nicotine levels in these places, but not as much as hoped, which suggests the need
'/>"/>

Contact: Jeremy Moore
jeremy.moore@aacr.org
267-646-0557
American Association for Cancer Research
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. Advocates and researchers educate community about cancer in game show format
2. UC to test targeted treatment for prostate cancer
3. TGen-Asuragen partner to advance pancreatic cancer research
4. Genetic signatures provide new direction in liver cancer
5. Texas Childrens Cancer Center first in Texas to magnetically lengthen nine-year-olds leg as she grows
6. $2.3 million in NIH funding for promising cancer research at Cincinnati Childrens
7. 2nd European Lung Cancer Conference
8. Slobbery kisses from mans best friend aid cancer research
9. McGill plays important role in new global cancer-research network
10. Research discovery may lead to advances in heart disease and cancer treatment
11. Scientists find new genes for cancer, other diseases in plants, yeast and worms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... Stowers Institute for Medical Research have identified the ... pheromones crucial to triggering the mating process in mice. ... male mouse detect pheromones that indicate when a female ... know if the female mouse is ovulating and ready ... trigger mating. Stowers, researchers believe mice developed this system ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... NY (July 24, 2014) Scientists at The ... are one step closer to creating a viable ... patient,s own cells. , For the first ... cells lines from skin samples of patients with ... an accelerated protocol to induce these stem cells ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Scientists at The New York Stem Cell ... to creating a viable cell replacement therapy for ... , For the first time, NYSCF scientists generated ... samples of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis ... induce these stem cells into becoming oligodendrocytes, the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):It takes two to court 2It takes two to court 3NYSCF scientists one step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients 2NYSCF scientists 1 step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients 2
... Calif., Nov. 14, 2012   Masimo (NASDAQ: ... present at the 24th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference at ... 28, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  A live audiocast ... at www.masimo.com .  A replay of the audiocast will ...
... Conn. The University of Connecticut announced today that ... funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ... Engineering) and Daniel J. Gage (Molecular & Cell Biology) ... project intended to increase crop yields in developing countries ...
... Mich. A study led by a Michigan State University ... type of specialized foot massage practiced since the age of ... perform daily tasks. Funded by the National Cancer Institute ... Forum , it is the first large-scale, randomized study of ...
Cached Biology News:Masimo to Present at 24th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference 2Masimo to Present at 24th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference 3UConn receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for research in global health and development 2Ancient foot massage technique may ease cancer symptoms 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... 26, 2014 "Ischemic Stroke and ... provides data on the Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral ... information and data relating to the clinical trials ... full global Ischemic Stroke Research Report 2014 at: ... of the trial numbers and their recruitment status ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... from the University of Leicester has furthered our ... potential to create new materials using nanosized ,building ... in the prestigious academic journal Physical Review ... examine in rich detail the structure and internal ... acetylene molecule and a single helium atom. , ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 25, 2014 WABC Radio show out of ... with Lorry Young will be hosting California-based Vet-Stem, Inc.’s Founder ... cell therapy in pets. Dr. Harman first visited the ... cell therapy for pets suffering from osteoarthritis and other degenerative ... Medicine industry forward. , Young has invited Dr. Harman back ...
(Date:7/25/2014)...  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD ) ... and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for the ... financial results for the period ended June 30, 2014. ... Reported cash and cash equivalents totaling $37.4 million on ... 2013.  , Reported a net loss of $3.9 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Stroke Global Clinical Trials Review H2, 2014: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Ischemic Stroke and Cerebral Stroke Global Clinical Trials Review H2, 2014: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 2Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster 3Robert J. Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, Inc. to Join New York Radio Host Lorry Young in Upcoming Episode of A “Paws” For Your Pet 2Robert J. Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO of Vet-Stem, Inc. to Join New York Radio Host Lorry Young in Upcoming Episode of A “Paws” For Your Pet 3Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 2Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 3Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 4Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 5Galmed Pharmaceuticals Reports First Half 2014 Financial Results 6
... June 27 the U.S. Supreme Court decided Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ... decision affects how software companies and other technology providers ... be used to play, transmit or store copyrighted content. ... favor of MGM, reversing a lower court decision favoring ...
... MDVIP, Inc. , named former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. ... of the MDVIP Committee on Cost Reduction through Preventive Healthcare. ... of a network of 82 physicians in 14 states. Member ... the traditional primary care practice of 2,500 patients, and focus ...
... Wis. It should have been another normal London ... it was a day touched by terror. , ,Shortly after ... trader Matthew rode a borrowed bicycle from the citys Financial ... their two daughters, Madeline and Lillie, made it safely home. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Tech vendors could be liable for customer behavior - and not just file sharing 2Tech vendors could be liable for customer behavior - and not just file sharing 3Western way of life is under attack from jihad sub-culture 2Western way of life is under attack from jihad sub-culture 3
... to significantly increase the shelf life of ... increased at room temperature storage conditions in ... is subjected to 0.2 micron filtration, and ... formulation insures consistently high levels of activity ...
... strength adhesive system which facilitates the easy removal ... either side of the frame are of differing ... has an easy release adhesive whereas the reverse, ... bond. This means that when the coverslip is ...
... filters suitable for use in the Microsart e.motion ... each filter, in a specially designed individual package ... of the band of membrane filter units ensures ... shape of the sealed band guarantees uniform dispensing ...
...
Biology Products: