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Death Rate Higher in Minorities with Acute Leukemia

AACR, Communications Staff (2011) Death Rate Higher in Minorities with Acute Leukemia. AACR.

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Blacks and Hispanics have fewer cases of acute leukemia compared to whites but they die at a substantially higher rate, according to study results presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here Sept. 18-21, 2011. From 1998 to 2008, blacks had a 17 percent increased risk of dying from acute leukemia and Hispanics had a 12 percent increased risk compared to white patients. When separated into the two forms of acute leukemia – acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) – the difference in mortality was even more striking. Blacks and Hispanics diagnosed…

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Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 11:35
    Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 11:35
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3249

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