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Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Colon Cancer Surgery
Date:10/12/2011

ter cancer recurrence, and that race-specific enrollment targets may be required for trials examining genetic markers.

Despite overall improvements in colorectal cancer survival in the United States, five-year survival rates between 1999 and 2005 were 57 percent for blacks and 68 percent for whites.

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The American Cancer Society has more about colorectal cancer.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE; Journal of the National Cancer Institute, news release, Oct. 12, 2011


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