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  • 08.25.10

    Health Care Gap May Raise Rates of Colorectal Cancer Death in Blacks

    HealthDay News | Robert Preidt

    “Colorectal cancer is one of the few cancers that has had advances in detection, treatment and survival over the second half of the 20th century. But despite these advancements, we observed ever-widening racial gaps in overall and stage-specific survival,” study author Samir Soneji, of the University of Pennsylvania, said in a news release from the Center for Advancing Health. Soneji and colleagues said the disparities identified in their study may be due to differences in the quality of health care. Compared to whites, blacks underwent less colorectal cancer screening and their cancer was detected at more advanced stages.

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