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Changes to This Summary (02/06/2015)

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Description of the Evidence

Updated statistics with estimated new cases and deaths for 2015 (cited American Cancer Society as reference 1).

Revised text to state that between 2007 and 2011, the incidence rate in black men was higher than in white men, whereas among women no racial difference in incidence rates was present. Also revised text to state that similarly, the mortality rates among black men were higher than among white men during the same time frame, whereas the mortality rates among black women were lower than among white women.

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  • Updated: February 6, 2015