Cancer Health Disparities: Research Results
- New Study Implicates Healthcare Utilization Rates, More than Biology, in Colorectal Cancer Disparities
Higher rates of colorectal cancer incidence and mortality experienced by African-Americans may be driven largely by differences in health care utilization, and less by biology, according to a new study led by researchers from NCI. Lower rates of follow-up could lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment and higher mortality.
- Researchers Find Biological Factors that May Drive Prostate Tumor Aggressiveness in African-American Men
Researchers analyzing prostate tumors have identified differences in gene expression (the degree to which individual genes are turned on or off) between African-American and European-American men that show the existence of distinct tumor microenvironments (the area that includes the tumor and the surrounding non-cancerous tissue) in these two patient groups.
- Published Research from Special Populations Networks
Citations for published research about cancer health disparities, authored by investigators who are part of the Special Populations Networks.