David Y.T. Chen, MD, FACS
After controlling for nonbiological variations such as access to care and standardized treatment, black men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer had similar stage-for-stage cancer-specific mortality as white men, according to study results published in JAMA Oncology.
“Population-based estimates demonstrate that black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, more likely to present with distant metastases, and nearly 2.5 times more likely to die of the disease when compared with non-Hispanic white men,” Robert Dess, MD, assistant professor in the radiology department of Brighton Center for Specialty Care in Brighton, Michigan, and colleagues wrote. “Each year, the SEER database reports age-adjusted, prostate cancer-specific mortality rates. However, fulling adjusting for measurable and unmeasurable confounders within these registries is difficult.”
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