Breast cancer survival not impacted by race, study finds

09/28/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Five-year breast cancer survival rates are very similar for black and white women of similar socioeconomic status, according to results of a study of low-income women in Louisiana. Researchers said they were surprised because data showed biological differences between the two groups, including age, tumor grade and hormone receptor status, that favored better outcomes for white women.

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