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Stephen C. Lloyd, Norman Robert Harvey, James R. Hebert, Virginie Daguise, Deloris Williams and Delores B. Scott Racial disparities in colon cancer Cancer 109

Article first published online: 22 NOV 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.22362

Members of the black community have much higher colon cancer mortality rates than their white counterparts. Higher mortality is due, in large part, to later stage at diagnosis, which, in turn, is related to lower screening rates. We propose two potentially related solutions to remove some barriers to early detection: training primary care physicians to screen their own patients and developing partnerships with organizations in minority communities that will produce increased outreach to those individuals less likely to be screened.

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