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Disparities, Racial Disparities, Colorectal Cancer, Quality of Life (QOL), epidemiolgy, American Association for Cancer Reseach

Minority Colorectal Cancer Patients Report Higher Burden of Poor Quality-of-Life Than Whites

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A study of racial disparities in health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer patients revealed among several findings, that Hispanics and blacks had a higher burden of poor health-related quality-of-life (HR-QoL) than white patients and that poor HR-QoL resulted in shorter median survival. Yet Hispanics had an average survival time of 85.4 months as compared to blacks at 47.8 months and whites at 43.2 months.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Bridgette Brawner, HIV and AIDS, Sexual Health, Sexual Risk, At Risk Youth, mental illnesses, Sti Prevention

Penn Nursing Study: Emotion Regulation an Important Link to HIV/STI Prevention in Black Adolescents with Mental Illnesses

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Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with mental illnesses?

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Asian American Students Have Strong Academic Support – but Is It Too Much?

Despite having the strongest academic support from parents, teachers, and friends, second-generation Asian American adolescents benefit much less from these supports than others, finds a study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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Breast Cancer, Disparities in Breast Cancer, Yale Cancer Center

Racial Disparities in Genetic Testing of Women with Breast Cancer

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Statin, Cholesterol, Disparities, African American Health, Cardiology, statin guidelines

African Americans May Receive Different Advice on Statin Therapy

Study investigates whether modern statin guidelines accurately identify African American patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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Yale Study Published in JNCCN Uncovers Racial Disparities in Treatment of Women with Breast Cancer

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The study, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Oncotype Dx™ Test Receipt in a State-Wide Population-Based Study,” led by Cary P. Gross, MD, Yale University School of Medicine and a member of Yale Cancer Center, is published in the March issue of JNCCN – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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Pedestrians, pedestrian safety , pedestrian fatalities, Pedestrian Accidents, Pedestrian, Traffic Safety, Road Safety, African Americans, bias, Bias Perception

Study Confirms Motorists Less Likely to Stop for Black Pedestrians

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The research may help explain why people of color are disproportionately affected by fatal pedestrian crashes.

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Disparities, Disparity, Nsclc, non-small cell lung cancer, Lung Cancer, Thoracic, Radiation Therapy, Radiotherapy, Cancer, Astro, ASCO, sts, Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium

Racial Disparities Persist in Treatment and Survival of Early Stage Lung Cancer

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Analysis of the largest American cancer database indicates that racial disparities persist in the treatment and outcomes of patients diagnosed with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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Corinne Keet, Asthma, Children, Race, Urban, city, Hospitalization, Emergency

City Living Can Make Asthma Worse for Poor Children, Study Finds

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Results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethnic disparities in asthma.

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People See Black Men as Larger, More Threatening Than Same-Sized White Men

People have a tendency to perceive black men as larger and more threatening than similarly sized white men, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.







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