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Karin Gwyn, Melissa L. Bondy, Deborah S. Cohen, Mary Jo Lund, Jonathan M. Liff, Elaine W. Flagg, Louise A. Brinton, J. William Eley and Ralph J. Coates Racial differences in diagnosis, treatment, and clinical delays in a population-based study of patients with newly diagnosed breast carcinoma Cancer 100

Version of Record online: 8 MAR 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.20169

The current population-based study examined differences in the delay in diagnosis as well as the delay in initiation of treatment between African American women and white women ages 20–54 years with newly diagnosed invasive breast carcinoma. Although access to care (as represented by method of detection and insurance status) and poverty accounted for some of the observed differences, racial differences remained even after adjustment for these factors.

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