Study: Access issues may help explain racial CRC disparity

07/3/2013 | Healio · MedPage Today (free registration)

A study conducted at Boston Medical Center, a safety-net hospital, found black male patients were 41% less likely than white male patients to have advanced colorectal neoplasia detected during a screening colonoscopy. "Our findings provide new evidence suggesting that disparities in access to screening and differential exposure to modifiable risk factors rather than genetic differences are largely responsible for the higher overall incidence of colorectal cancer among black persons, especially men," the researchers wrote, calling for additional research.

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