Racial disparities in colon cancer deaths remain mystery

11/23/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

Black patients with colon cancer were 34% more likely to die than white patients, but body weight and co-existing medical problems didn't account for the disparity, a study found. Researchers said the data showed that advanced cancer patients who were underweight had an 87% increased risk of death but being overweight or obese reduced the risk by 42% among patients with stage IV colon cancer.

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