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Elana Curtis, Chris Quale, David Haggstrom and Rebecca Smith-Bindman Racial and ethnic differences in breast cancer survival Cancer 112

Article first published online: 26 NOV 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.23131

The study found large differences by race/ethnicity (R/E) in breast cancer survival for elderly women; screening mammography, tumor severity, biology, treatment, comorbidities, and demographics all contributed to these differences. Controlling for these predictor variables reduced nearly all of the differences between African American and white women in the all stages analysis and reduced, but did not eliminate, disparities when the analysis was limited to those women with stage II/III disease.

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