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Prostate Cancer Screening: A Racial Dichotomy

Calsoyas, Isis and Stratton, M. Suzanne (2004) Prostate Cancer Screening: A Racial Dichotomy. Archives of Internal Medicine, 164. pp. 1830-1832.

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THE RACIAL DISPARITY OBSERVED IN PROSTATE cancer incidence and mortality rates between African American and white men in the United States is the subject of intense investigation. Various reports, including those of the American Cancer Society (ACS)1 and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute,2 indicate that African American men are at the highest risk for developing prostate cancer and have overall mortality rates 2-fold higher than white men. In this issue of ARCHIVES, Gilligan et al3 examine rates of prostate cancer screening in African American men compared with men of other races in the United States. Data adjusted for socioeconomic status and comorbidities in this report show that African American men are less likely to undergo routine screening for prostate cancer as recommended by the ACS, which suggests that greater efforts must be made to advocate screening in this population to reduce prostate cancer mortality.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: prostate cancer, screening, racial disparity, African American men, white men, American Cancer Society,
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
Practice > outreach
Practice > interventions
Practice > service
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2011
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 15:51
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/95

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