Breast cancer care in U.S. territories lags behind care in states
Older women residing in the U.S territories are less likely to receive recommended or timely care for breast cancer compared with similar women residing in the continental United States, according to Yale researchers. Their findings were published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Yale Study: Minority Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely To Have Genetic Test
A genetic test that helps doctors determine how best to treat breast cancer—and whether chemotherapy is likely to help—is significantly more likely to be administered to white women than blacks or Hispanics, a Yale study has found.Source: Connecticut Health I-Team
Racial Disparities in Genetic Testing of Women With Breast Cancer
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Cary P. Gross, MD Section of General Internal Medicine Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Prior work has demonstrated racial and socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. As the oncology field has progressed over the past decade, the use of genetic testing to guide treatment decisions is one of the most exciting new developments.Source: Medical Research
Yale Study Published in JNCCN Uncovers Racial Disparities in Treatment of Women with Breast Cancer
In a simple definition, cancer is a disease of the cells, which is caused by gene mutations. For a proportion of patients, including women with hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer, gene expression profiling has a substantial impact on treatment decision-making by determining which patients might—or might not—respond to particular treatment options.
Flint Water Crisis Worsened Birth Outcomes, Disproportionally Affected Black Babies, YSPH Study Finds
Not long after city officials in Flint, Michigan, decided to cut costs by using river water as the local drinking supply, incidences of childhood lead poisoning skyrocketed. For the next several months, residents across the city — many of them Black and below the poverty line — would be exposed to dangerous chemicals from the polluted Flint River without knowing it.
Tackling Disparities in Oncology Requires Action as Well as Research
In this interview, Dr. Andrea Silber discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities that already existed within oncology care, and she said the effects of these disparities on patients are very real and direct.Source: Pharmacy Times
Las disparidades raciales en la salud de los estadounidenses no han mejorado, según un estudio
En un hallazgo paradójico, una investigación reciente revela que más estadounidenses de color tienen acceso al seguro de salud ahora que hace 20 años, pero que sus percepciones de su estado de salud no han mejorado en lo absoluto.Source: HolaDoctor
Racial, Ethnic Differences in U.S. Health Metrics Persist
From 1999 to 2018, racial and ethnic differences in health status, care access, and affordability mainly persisted, according to a study published in the Aug. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.Source: HealthDay News
Expanding Medicare would reduce racial and ethnic health disparities
When Americans become eligible for Medicare coverage at age 65, research has shown, there are substantial reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance, access to care, and self-reported health.Source: Yale News
Strong Immigration Enforcement Likely Harming Health Among Hispanic Adults
Aggressive federal detention and deportation policies in the United States have a chilling effect on health care use among Hispanic adults, including those with diabetes, new research by the Yale School of Public Health finds.Source: Yale News