Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Study: Black women with breast cancer experience delayed, longer treatment than whites


News Release 21-Sep-2020
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

One in seven black women with breast cancer had delays in starting treatment, and black women also had extended duration of treatment, according to a study led by UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.

In the journal Cancer, Melissa Troester, PhD, Marc Emerson, PhD, and their colleagues report that Black women were more likely than white women (13.4% vs. 7.9%) to have the start of the care delayed by at least 60 days after diagnosis. Black women were also more likely to have longer duration of treatment, as were women under the age of 50 of all races.


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