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Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform

Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment

why the unequal burden? : hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, September 25, 2000.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Cancer -- Treatment -- United States.,
    • Minorities -- Medical care -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .G6 2000o
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 90 p. :
      Number of Pages90
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3998146M
      ISBN 100160659531
      LC Control Number2001344566
      OCLC/WorldCa48003164

        According to the NCI's Center to Reduce Health Care Disparities, “the burden of cancer is too often greater for the poor, ethnic minorities, and the uninsured than for the general population. Many ethnic minorities develop cancer more frequently than the majority of the US white population.”. Cancer Disparities: A Chartbook Figure Mortality Rates for Stomach Cancer Are Higher in Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations .. 2 Kidney and Renal Cancer Treatment.. 70 Figure Female and Minority Cancer Survivors Report Greatest Medication.

        The organizations call on the cancer community to share novel strategies and practical solutions to address the longstanding disparities in cancer research, according to a press release. Many racial and ethnic minority populations are under-represented in cancer research compared with the overall population. The changing demographics and dynamics among racial/ethnic minority populations in the U.S., and the complexity of cancer health disparities globally underscore the need for innovative, multilevel, and collaborative global research to better understand and address cancer health disparities.

        Minority U.S. populations are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials. This review appraises the impact of the disparity in clinical trial participation by minority patients in the current era of cancer immunotherapy. Enrollment on pivotal trials leading to U.S. regulatory approval of immune checkpoint inhibitors showed poor representation of minority ethnic groups. Specifically, we found.   Get this from a library! Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment: why the unequal burden?: hearing before the Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, Septem [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform.].


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Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform Download PDF EPUB FB2

Even among people of higher socioeconomic status, certain racial/ethnic minority groups may experience cancer disparities. These differences may reflect cultural differences such as mistrust of the health care system, fatalistic attitudes about cancer, or apprehension or embarrassment about having certain kinds of medical procedures.

Witnesses testified about disparities in cancer treatment provided to minorities. Among the issues they addressed were different rates of cancer in minority communities, levels of funding for. In a third such study, African Americans and whites received similar treatments (Velanovich et al., ). In contrast, two other studies have reported that even when universal access to medical care is assured, there are still racial disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment (Katz and Hofer, ; Trock et Cited by: Racial and ethnic disparities in cancer clinical trials has a pressing Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment book that not only impacts diagnostics and treatment of minority populations, but also raises the question of whether.

The probable causes of minority group disparities in pain are discussed, along with suggested strategies for eliminating pain-related disparities. This review reveals the persistence of racial and ethnic disparities in acute, chronic, cancer, and palliative pain care across the lifespan and treatment settings, with minorities receiving lesser Cited by: This book chapter also provides an overview of breast cancer, racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer, breast cancer incidence and mortality rate linked to hereditary, major risk factors of breast cancer among minority population, breast cancer treatment, and health disparity.

It is well established that disparities in health care exist and that they exist for many disease processes. 1 Disparities in cancer outcomes are a significant contributor to this problem. 1–5 Disparities in cancer outcomes and treatment have been documented in ethnic minorities and the poor; in addition, inhabitants of rural areas experience healthcare disparities due to compromised access.

Similar to other common malignancies, pancreatic cancer is associated with disparities by socioeconomic status (SES), ethnic minority status, and insurance. 4,5 In contrast to other types of cancer (breast, colon) where screening can detect early-stage disease, no screening modality exists for pancreatic cancer.

In Unequal Treatment, a panel of experts documents this evidence and explores how persons of color experience the health care environment.

The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities.

The incidence and types of cancer seen in the ethnic minorities were more representative of their country of origin than of their adopted country. In the UK, which has far greater medical resources than those countries of origin, this may reflect a cultural barrier to seeking or receiving adequate cancer treatment.

Ethnic Minority Disparities in Cancer Treatment: Why the Unequal Burden. Harold Freeman, M.D. Director, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities The National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services Hearing before the House Committee on Government Reform Monday, Septem at pm.

Minority Health Determines the Health of the Nation – The United States has become increasingly diverse in the last century. According to the U.S.

Census, approximately 36 percent of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. Though health indicators such. More t Black Americans died of cancer in the United States last year; they have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic.

The term cancer disparities refers to differences in cancer outcomes (e.g., number of cancer cases, related health complications) across population groups.

Many factors contribute to these differences. NCI-supported research is leading to greater knowledge of the factors that drive cancer disparities and methods to address them.

Racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities with regards to access to care and treatment for ovarian cancer has been documented in several reports from population-based databases that support disparities in diagnosis and treatment among African Americans and women of lower socioeconomic status (SES) (Bandera et al., ; Bristow et al., There are increases in RR disparities from to (RD>0) for colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer for each racial/ethnic minority.

Whites and blacks had declining trends for every SES group (T. Disparities in Racial and Ethnic Minorities In Marchthe Institute of Medicine issued a report finding overwhelming evidence that racial and ethnic minorities suffer disparities in health care and concluded that the real challenge lies not in debating whether disparities exist, but in developing and implementing.

(HealthDay)—Disparities in COVID cases are seen in one or more underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in almost all hot spots in the United States.

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Ethnic minority disparities in cancer treatment: why the unequal burden?: hearing before the Committee on Government Reform. The stage of cancer at diagnosis is a major factor in these disparities. Compared to white women, racial and ethnic minority women are more likely to be diagnosed with later stage cancer and are therefore more likely to face a worse prognosis, more difficult treatments.

Despite these disparities, minority and non-Hispanic white cancer survivors were equally positive about their encounters, both groups reporting high rates of frequently being treated with respect by physicians, receiving easily understandable health information from their physicians, and being asked by physicians for their opinions or beliefs.

Trends in Prostate Cancer Mortality, Stage, and Survival by Race/Ethnicity and Area Socioeconomic Deprivation, United States, (#MP): Ethnic minorities and men in more deprived areas.We found that racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer may be attributed to a large number of clinical and non-clinical risk factors including lack of medical coverage, barriers to early detection and screening, more advanced stage of disease at diagnosis among minorities, and unequal access to improvements in cancer treatment.