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Does utilization of screening mammography explain racial and ethnic differences in breast cancer?

Smith-Bindman, Rebecca and Miglioretti, Diana L and Lurie, Nicole and Abraham, Linn and Barbash, Rachel Ballard and Strzelczyk, Jodi and Dignan, Mark and Barlow, William E and Beasley, Cherry M and Kerlikowske, Karla (2006) Does utilization of screening mammography explain racial and ethnic differences in breast cancer? Annals of internal medicine, 144 (8). pp. 541-53. ISSN 1539-3704

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Abstract

African-American women are less likely to receive adequate mammographic screening than white women, which may explain the higher prevalence of advanced breast tumors among African-American women. Tumor characteristics may also contribute to differences in cancer outcomes because African-American women have higher-grade tumors than white women regardless of screening. These results suggest that adherence to recommended mammography screening intervals may reduce breast cancer mortality rates.


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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 14:59
Last Modified: 19 May 2011 14:59
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2475

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