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News tagged ‘Disparities’ clear

  • Partnership will provide care, education, and support to cancer survivors in an underserved, diverse Boston community.

Tags: Disparities, Survivorship

  • Dana-Farber president Edward J. Benz, MD, comments on a report showing decline in rates of death in the U.S. from all cancers for men and women. The findings come from the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

Tags: Exercise, Disparities, Prevention

  • Survey results reveal differences in providing effective treatment of children with cancer in resource-rich and resource-limited settings. Raising the survival rate of children with sarcoma in low-income countries will require steps to diagnose the disease sooner, train cancer pathologists, expand radiation

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Sarcoma, Disparities

  • Strong social connections may make it harder for some people who live in low-income, minority communities to lead a healthy lifestyle,
    report Dana-Farber and Harvard School of Public Health researchers.

Tags: Exercise, Disparities, Prevention

  • Dr. Lawrence Shulman led the effort in determining which cancer drugs should be included in the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

Tags: Disparities

  • A new report from leading health and cancer organizations shows national cancer rates continue to decline. Dana Farber president Edward J. Benz Jr., MD, comments on the report.

Tags: Disparities

  • In a new study examining disparities in postmastectomy breast reconstruction, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber concluded that lack of patient-provider discussion may contribute to socioeconomic, age and race-related inconsistencies in the use of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities

  • In an editorial in The Boston Globe, Dana-Farber President Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, and Children's Hospital Boston President James Mandell, MD, warn that lower-premium health insurance plans may hinder low-income patients from receiving specialized care.

Tags: Disparities

  • Disparities in outcomes for children with retinoblastoma — a rare eye tumor usually discovered in routine pediatric check-ups — suggest unequal access to primary care, researchers from Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center report in a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Although virtually all the children in the study survived, Hispanic children and children who lived in disadvantaged areas were more likely to lose an eye due to late diagnosis.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, ChildhoodCancerSurvivorship, Disparities

  • When the eye cancer retinoblastoma is diagnosed in racial and ethnic minority children whose families don't have private health insurance, it often takes a more invasive course than in other children, probably because of delays in diagnosis, according to researchers at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center in Boston.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, Disparities

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