Navigation Links
African American women with breast cancer less likely to have newer, recommended surgical procedure
Date:6/19/2014

t cancer. Of those women, 1,767 (5 percent) were African American, 27,856 (89 percent) were Caucasian and 1,651 (5.3 percent) were other, or of unknown race.

The researchers found that 62 percent of African American patients underwent the SLN biopsy, compared to 74 percent of the Caucasian patients. Although the SLN biopsy rate increased in both groups between 2002 and 2007, a fixed disparity persisted through the five years.

The five-year cumulative incidence of lymphedema was 12.2 percent in those who received ALN dissection, compared to 6.8 percent in those who received SLN biopsy. Overall, African Americans had a higher rate of the complication with 18 percent having lymphedema after axillary node dissection; however, among those patients who had the SLN biopsy, patients had similar risk of lymphedema, regardless of race.

"The risk of lymphedema was primarily driven by differences in treatment: ALN dissection resulted in about twice the risk. When we looked at outcomes stratified by treatment, Caucasians and African Americans had similar risks of lymphedema if they had a SLN," says Benjamin Smith, M.D., associate professor in MD Anderson's Department of Radiation Oncology and the study's senior author. "This ties the treatment disparity to a disparity in outcome."

Overall, the findings were a surprise to Black and her team.

"We were surprised to learn that the disparity persisted through 2007 and that there was an adverse patient outcome, lymphedema, associated with the findings. However, when we controlled for tumor characteristics and types of breast surgery, there was still a significant difference," says Black.

"SLN is a safe and integral part of the surgical management of early invasive breast cancer. Improving patient education and creating ways to ensure all healthcare providers know practice guidelines and are able to implement them will help with this disparity. Appropriate patients with early sta
'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Sussman
lsussman@mdanderson.org
713-745-2457
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Normal triglyceride levels in people of African descent may hinder diagnosis of metabolic syndrome
2. Can weight loss help African-American breast cancer survivors?
3. Equal access to care helps close survival gap for young African-American cancer patients
4. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
5. Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans
6. WSU study finds overwhelming evidence of hidden heart disease in hypertensive African-Americans
7. Nevirapine-based treatment is effective in African women, but not optimal
8. Study finds socioeconomic status linked to weight gain and risk of obesity in African-American women
9. Stanford researchers discover the African cichlids noisy courtship ritual
10. Johns Hopkins African bioethics program receives 5-year continuation grant from NIH
11. Tobacco use more prevalent among African-American adolescents living in public housing communities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
African American women with breast cancer less likely to have newer, recommended surgical procedure
(Date:7/31/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... Like ... enlargement techniques have also been advanced, upgraded, made more effective and less intrusive and ... of Loria Medical Penile Enlargement Center. Dr. Loria currently stands as the only ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Florida Hospital ... catheter that was developed for targeted delivery of fluids to selected sites in ... at Florida Hospital Tampa with the device that provides direct, local delivery of ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... N.Y. (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... is proud to announce that their latest designer handbag line will be named ... become an Internet sensation as the first globally recognized model with Down syndrome, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... According to WFLA on July ... heroin use and eventual overdoses. Thricefold deaths have held steady over the last “couple ... the Sarasota heroin epidemic, which was spurred by the crackdown of prescription painkillers. Many ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... New Energy Works Timberframers invites the public to join ... 15th, 2015 from 9am – 12pm. Timber frame raisings are special, celebrating ... community as the culmination of months of effort, planning, fundraising, and dreaming takes shape. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Loria Medical Penile Enlargement Center to Expand, Offering Practice Partnership to Doctors 2Health News:Florida Hospital Tampa Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Using New Catheter Technology 2Health News:Florida Hospital Tampa Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Using New Catheter Technology 3Health News:Florida Hospital Tampa Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Pancreatic Cancer Using New Catheter Technology 4Health News:everMaya to Launch Madeline Stuart Handbag Line 2Health News:everMaya to Launch Madeline Stuart Handbag Line 3Health News:Sarasota Sufferers Increased Heroin Overdoses and Deaths 2Health News:Sarasota Sufferers Increased Heroin Overdoses and Deaths 3Health News:Timber Frame Raising: Granary District Stage Amphitheater Timber Frame Hand-Raising by New Energy Works Timberframers 2Health News:Timber Frame Raising: Granary District Stage Amphitheater Timber Frame Hand-Raising by New Energy Works Timberframers 3
... levels raised risk of disease , , MONDAY, July 28 (HealthDay ... shed light on her risk for breast cancer. , ... (BMD) predicts a greater likelihood of developing breast cancer, independent ... model. , The two measurements together might be used in ...
... Healthcare,s annual compensation issue reports healthy pay raises ... for top ... "recession,proof" reputation remains intact as its top executives continue to ... published today., "One sign that any industry is in ...
... , The European Union has launched the ... ) a project with the aim to measure and ... Trials (2001/20/EC) in all areas or clinical research. Apart ... of the different stakeholders: Commercial Sponsors, Non-Commercial Sponsors, Ethics ...
... Talking to them like children brings out more resistance, ... Alzheimer,s patients may often become upset and even act ... to converse with them, a new,study shows. , Researchers ... people with moderate Alzheimer,s found that the residents often ...
... the radio address by President Bush to the Nation:, ... a,vital program that is saving lives across the developing world ... I thank members of,Congress from both sides of the aisle ... I will be honored to sign it into law next,week., ...
... Anthony Shih,M.D., M.P.H., has rejoined IPRO as ... Planning, after a two-year stint at The ... U.S. health system performance,where he directed the ... Efficiency., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080725/DC28791LOGO ), ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bone Density Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer 2Health News:Healthcare Executives Well-Rewarded for Their Work 2Health News:Alzheimer's Patients React Poorly to 'Elderspeak' 2Health News:Alzheimer's Patients React Poorly to 'Elderspeak' 3Health News:Radio Address by President Bush to the Nation 2Health News:Radio Address by President Bush to the Nation 3Health News:IPRO Welcomes Back Anthony Shih as Chief Quality Officer, Strategic Planning Lead 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015  Growth of the U.S. nonprescription market is ... prescription users to the OTC market. Due to an ... Rx-to-OTC switch activity over the next five years with ... new brands entering the market into existing categories. ... years (even those with low to moderate likelihood), the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... OSAKA, Japan , July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... completion of the study to fulfill the post-marketing ... from the Pan European Multi-Database Bladder Cancer ... multi-database retrospective matched cohort study, conducted in four ... (pioglitazone HCI) with up to 10 years of ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015   Sentrian , ... all preventable hospitalization, recently received confirmation from the ... Patient Intelligence (RPI) solution meets the definition of ... to exercise "Enforcement Discretion." The ... to further FDA regulatory requirements at this time" ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 2Rx-to-OTC Switches -- Game Changers for the U.S. OTC Drugs Market through 2019, Sees Kline 3Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 2Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 3Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 4Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 5Takeda Announces Completion of the Pioglitazone Post-Marketing Commitment and Submission of Results to the EMA, the FDA and the PMDA 6FDA Clears Way for Commercial Marketing of Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Solution 2FDA Clears Way for Commercial Marketing of Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence Solution 3
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: