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News tagged ‘Disparities’ clear

  • Blacks in the United States are less certain than whites about recommendations to prevent lung cancer and are more fearful of having symptoms evaluated — beliefs that may keep them from seeking timely treatment for the disease, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago.

Tags: LungCancer, Disparities

  • Black and Hispanic women are less likely than white women to receive the radiation therapy routinely prescribed following surgery for early breast cancer, according to a study by Dana-Farber researchers.

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities

  • A new study of racial disparities in end-of-life (EOL) care suggests improved communication could close a current gap in how black and white cancer patients' treatment preferences are honored.

Tags: EndOfLife, Disparities

  • Results of the study show greater efforts are needed to ensure that all women receive the most effective breast cancer care, regardless of their race or ethnicity.

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities

  • Dana-Farber has opened a mammography suite within the Whittier Street Health Center, located in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities, Imaging

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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