Impact of a cancer screening program on breast cancer stage at diagnosis in a medically underserved urban community.

@article{Oluwole2003ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a cancer screening program on breast cancer stage at diagnosis in a medically underserved urban community.},
  author={Soji F D Oluwole and Ayoola O Ali and Albert K. Adu and Brenda P Blane and Barbara Barlow and Ruben Oropeza and Harold P. Freeman},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2003},
  volume={196 2},
  pages={180-8}
}
BACKGROUND Our previous report showed that the disparity in breast carcinoma survival between black and white women because of advanced stage of disease at presentation in poor black women is related to their low socioeconomic status and lack of health insurance. This observation led to establishment of a community-oriented free cancer screening service. STUDY DESIGN To evaluate the impact of screening on breast cancer stage at diagnosis, analysis of data from the Harlem Hospital Tumor… CONTINUE READING