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LSUHSC research finds many women not receiving recommended breast cancer adjuvant treatment
Date:12/6/2011

the disparities need to be identified so we can target interventions to help improve care and cancer prognosis for women across the board."

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, excluding cancers of the skin. An estimated 232,620 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year, with 39,970 deaths.

The study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Program of Cancer Registries. Besides LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, the team included researchers from Emory University, Duke University Medical Center, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Kentucky, the University of Wisconsin, and the California Cancer Registry.

"This is an example of how registry data, in conjunction with special studies, can help to ensure quality care for every cancer patient in Louisiana and beyond," concludes Dr. Vivien W. Chen, Professor of Public Health and Director of LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans' Louisiana Tumor Registry.
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Contact: Leslie Capo
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504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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