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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

  • 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

  • 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

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