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Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments
Date:5/22/2009

east Cancer Action, said the study does not add much to what is already known.

"I find the study curious at best," Brenner said. "There seems to be very little new in it. The researchers seem to have worked around the edges of the most important questions for black women with stage 3 breast cancer -- the need for better and more effective treatments, and the need to understand how failure to complete treatment, which is an issue that reaches far beyond the black community, affects outcomes," she said.

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SOURCES: Monica Rizzo, M.D., assistant professor, surgery, division of surgical oncology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta; Gretchen G. Kimmick, M.D., associate professor, oncology, Duke University, Durham, N.C.; Barbara A. Brenner, J.D., executive director, Breast Cancer Action, San Francisco; May 22, 2009, Cancer, online


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