publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Racial disparities in survival outcomes by breast tumor subtype among African American women in Memphis, Tennessee

Gregory Vidal; Zoran Bursac; Gustavo Miranda-Carboni; Shelley White-Means; Athena Starlard-Davenport;
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  • Published: 14 Jun 2017 Journal: Cancer Medicine, volume 6, issue 7, pages 1,776-1,786 (eissn: 2045-7634, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Abstract
Abstract Racial disparities in survival among African American (AA) women in the United States have been well documented. Breast cancer mortality rates among AA women is higher in Memphis, Tennessee as compared to 49 of the largest US cities. In this study, we investigated the extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in survival outcomes among Memphis women are attributed to differences in breast tumor subtype and treatment outcomes. A total of 3527 patients diagnosed with stage I–IV breast cancer between January 2002 and April 2015 at Methodist Health hospitals and West Cancer Center in Memphis, TN were included in the analysis. Kaplan–Meier survival curves we...
Subjects
free text keywords: Original Research, Cancer Prevention, African American, breast cancer, breast tumor subtypes, Memphis, racial disparity, survival outcomes, medicine.disease, medicine, Risk of mortality, Gynecology, medicine.medical_specialty, Hazard ratio, Internal medicine, Disease, Survival analysis, Confidence interval, business.industry, business, Mortality rate, Cancer
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