Cancer death rates higher at predominantly black hospitals

09/2/2009 | Reuters

Breast and colon cancer patients treated at hospitals serving predominantly black populations have a higher risk of death, regardless of their race, study data showed. Researches said the five-year mortality risk was 32% higher for breast cancer patients at these hospitals and 27% higher for colon cancer patients compared with those treated at a hospital where less than 10% of patients were black.

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