Navigation Links
Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates
Date:2/13/2010

Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

FRIDAY, Feb. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Black women are 30 percent to 90 percent more likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer than white women, researchers report.

A new study, based on an analysis of 1992-2004 cancer statistics, also finds that a racial disparity in cases of advanced colorectal cancer widened between blacks and whites of both genders.

The findings were published recently in the journal Hormones and Cancer.

"While we could not determine the exact contributors to the trends we saw in this study, it is interesting to note that for breast cancer, mammographic screening rates were quite similar among African-American and white women in the United States during the time period we studied. This suggests that factors other than screening may be contributing to this persistent disparity, including differences in both lifestyle and genetics," senior study author Dr. Christopher I. Li, an associate member of the Public Health Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, said in a news release from the center.

However, Li said black women have more aggressive tumors in general than white women who aren't Hispanic. The tumors are also harder to treat.

The study included data on 7,237 women -- 1,364 blacks and 5,873 whites -- with newly diagnosed distant-stage breast cancer. Throughout the study period, the rates remained fairly constant, affecting about 18 out of 100,000 black women and 12 out of 100,000 white women.

As for colorectal cancer, researchers looked at statistics for 8,920 people with late-stage cases and found a significant increase among blacks during the time period studied. Blacks were 60 percent more likely to be diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer than whites in 1992, and by 2004, that likelihood had doubled, they said.

More information

The National Cancer Institute has more on breast cancer.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, news release, Feb. 8, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care
2. MSU researcher linking breast cancer patients with alternative therapies
3. Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer
4. Few Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Take Tamoxifen
5. Short-term radiation therapy successful on breast cancer
6. For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well
7. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
8. Low forms of cyclin E reduce breast cancer drugs effectiveness
9. Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer
10. Bid on Items to Raise Money For Susan G. Komen For The Cure In Support Of Breast Cancer Awareness
11. Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Right for Me? Arizona Breast Surgeon Discusses Various Breast Procedures
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Anil R. Shah, MD , ... benign bony lump located on the forehead usually attributed to a facial fracture. Their ... pain. Dr. Shah has discovered an approach that is minimally invasive. He is an ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... ... Dudnyk has announced the launch of its new brand identity, called The ... specialty and orphan brands can only be achieved when the needs and beliefs of ... at the heart of a true partnership between our agency and our clients to ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) launched today the ... education institutions in Hong Kong to support teaching, learning and research. It is also ... of facilities in Hong Kong. , With an area of 620 square metres ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... Airway Management, the ... with the highly regarded and well renowned Asian distributor, Discovery Sleep. ... PAP Nasal Pillow Mask, and will stabilize and strengthen Airway’s presence with a ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... Providing ... not understand the estate planning process, or where to even begin. “Now more than ... if you are to properly protect yourself and your family,” said attorney Lisa Edgar ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... BOSTON , April 19, 2017  New research provides ... with advanced Parkinson,s, according to a study released today that ... 69th Annual Meeting in Boston , ... comes to the treatment of Parkinson,s disease, the oral drug ... of life and longevity. But as the disease progresses, the ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017 Cogentix Medical, ... on providing the Urology, Uro/Gyn and Gynecology markets with ... the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 after the ... The Company will host a conference call and ... on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... BLOOMINGTON, Minn. , April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... ("Imprimis"), an ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical company, and Cameron Ehlen ... the signing of a three-year exclusive sales representation ... a dedicated sales team to introduce Imprimis, ophthalmic ... focused in 13 states in the U.S. Midwest. Precision ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: