Comorbidity and breast cancer survival: a comparison between black and white women.

@article{West1996ComorbidityAB,
  title={Comorbidity and breast cancer survival: a comparison between black and white women.},
  author={Dee W. West and William A. Satariano and David R. Ragland and Robert A. Hiatt},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={413-9}
}
The presence of concurrent health conditions (comorbidity) at the time of breast cancer diagnosis has an adverse effect on survival. It is unclear, however, whether the strength of the association between comorbidity and survival varies in different populations of breast cancer patients. It is necessary, therefore, to establish (1) whether a comorbidity index derived from a general population of patients (mostly white) would predict survival in a black population, and (2) whether comorbidity… CONTINUE READING

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