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Hind Nassar, Bashar Sharafaldeen, Kala Visvanathan and Daniel Visscher Ductal carcinoma in situ in African American versus Caucasian American women Cancer 115

Version of Record online: 18 MAY 2009 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.24376

The authors reviewed cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) diagnosed in African American (AA) and Caucasian American patients, and found that pathological features, treatment, and recurrence rate were similar in both groups, as was death due to breast cancer. DCIS was diagnosed at a later age, however, in AA women and overall survival was worse in this population.

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