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'Sir' and 'Ladies': Can We Tell You About Cancer?

On the international front, a brief article I wrote on a cancer education campaign in Ghana: ‘Sir’ and ‘Ladies': Can We Tell You About Cancer? 130 more words

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Elmer Huerta: A Champion for Prevention

Dr. Elmer Huerta is the founder of the Cancer Preventiorium, a cancer prevention clinic specifically for Latino immigrants. Since opening its doors in the mid-1990s at the Washington Cancer Institute in Washington, DC, the Preventorium has served close to 33,000 people. 140 more words

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American Cancer Society Releases Facts & Figures 2012

There has already been press about the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) latest annual report, but I wanted to share it here in case you hadn’t heard about it or seen it:   93 more words

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Strategies for Overcoming Cancer Health Disparities through Communication Highlighted at AACR Meeting

MIAMI — Cancer disparities persist across racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic lines. Several factors contribute to the disparity in health care, including differences in culture, education and financial resources. 2,646 more words

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Low Socioeconomic Status Linked With More Severe Colorectal Cancer

• Association between low socioeconomic status and colorectal cancer is independent of other risk factors.
• Public health programs and practitioners should target these areas. 580 more words

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AACR Hosts Cancer Disparities Conference in Miami, Fla.

PREMIER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WILL HIGHLIGHT ADVANCES IN SCIENCE, COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF CANCER DISPARITIES.
MIAMI, FLA. — SEPT. 30-OCT. 3, 2010

What:
Advances in cancer treatment and management have not affected all socioeconomic groups equally, as data shows minority patients tend to lag behind in both awareness and outcomes. 188 more words

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Disease-free, Overall Survival Inferior for Black Women with HR-positive Breast Cancer

• Results are not explained by lack of access to care or more advanced stage.
• Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy adherence was similar among groups.

SAN ANTONIO – Black women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer had worse disease-free and overall survival, according to data presented at the… 438 more words

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