Racial differences in breast cancer patients

H. E. Ownby, J. Frederick, J. Russo, S. C. Brooks, G. M. Swanson, G. H. Heppner, M. J. Brennan

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    One thousand seventy-eight patients diagnosed with primary breast cancer were examined for racial differences in histopathologic and clinical parameters. There were no observed differences in tumor histopathologic type or tumor endocrine status between races. There were no differences with respect to time to breast tumor recurrence observed between black and white patients. However, differences were observed in factors that contributed to tumor stage at diagnosis and to tumor grade. Survival differences observed in univariant analyses of blacks vs. whites were explainable by the presence of more severe skin involvement, tumor grade, and tumor size at diagnosis in the black patients.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)55-60
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Oct 31 1985

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oncology
    • Cancer Research

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    Ownby, H. E., Frederick, J., Russo, J., Brooks, S. C., Swanson, G. M., Heppner, G. H., & Brennan, M. J. (1985). Racial differences in breast cancer patients. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 75(1), 55-60.