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Jennifer F. Tseng, Steven J. Kronowitz, Charlotte C. Sun, Allison C. Perry, Kelly K. Hunt, Gildy V. Babiera, Lisa A. Newman, S. Eva Singletary, Nadeem Q. Mirza, Frederick C. Ames, Funda Meric-Bernstam, Merrick I. Ross, Barry W. Feig, Geoffrey L. Robb and Henry M. Kuerer The effect of ethnicity on immediate reconstruction rates after mastectomy for breast cancer Cancer 101

Article first published online: 23 AUG 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.20529

African-American women underwent immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy at significantly lower rates than white, Hispanic, and Asian women. After adjusting for covariates such as age and disease stage, African-American and Asian women had lower rates of reconstruction compared with white women. The factors that contribute to these differences appear multifactorial and warrant further study.

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