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Date:1/8/2009

ter diagnosis, and about 40 percent to 117 percent more likely to die three or four years after diagnosis.

Then the team sifted through the data to try to uncover the reasons behind these differences. The team found that the factors traditionally thought to be responsible for the differences -- stage of the disease upon diagnosis, tumor type, and age -- accounted for only about 30 percent of the difference between the genders among white people, and about 50 to 70 percent of the differences between the races and between the genders among African-Americans.

"The current study by Scosyrev et al elegantly demonstrates that, even after controlling for tumor characteristics, inferior outcomes remain for African-American patients and women," write physicians Mark Katz, M.D., and Gary Steinberg, M.D., of the University of Chicago Medical Center in an editorial accompanying the findings.

The authors speculate about other factors that might be responsible for the differences, though they say that further study is necessary to know for sure. Some of the other issues that might play a role include the choice of treatment chosen, differences among tumors that were not taken into account in the study, and access to health care.

Messing believes that poorer access to health care is a clear cause of the higher mortality rates for African-Americans. He says African-American patients and their doctors need to be aware of the increased chance of death for these patients, who should be treated as aggressively as possible.

When it comes to gender, some of the differences are likely caused by factors that are not currently understood, such as hormonal differences, says Messing. But a factor that is known to play a key role is people's reaction when they see blood in their urine. Men are more likely than women to notice blood in their urine, to think it's abnormal, and to report it to doctors
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