Benefits and costs of interventions to improve breast cancer outcomes in African American women.

@article{Mandelblatt2004BenefitsAC,
  title={Benefits and costs of interventions to improve breast cancer outcomes in African American women.},
  author={Jeanne S Mandelblatt and Clyde B. Schechter and K. Robin Yabroff and William Lawrence and James Dignam and Peter Muennig and Yoko E Chavez and Jennifer Cullen and Marianne C. Fahs},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 13},
  pages={2554-66}
}
PURPOSE Historically, African American women have experienced higher breast cancer mortality than white women, despite lower incidence. Our objective was to evaluate whether costs of increasing rates of screening or application of intensive treatment will be off-set by survival benefits for African American women. METHODS We use a stochastic simulation model of the natural history of breast cancer to evaluate the incremental societal costs and benefits of status quo versus targeted biennial… CONTINUE READING

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