Within-stage racial differences in tumor size and number of positive lymph nodes in women with breast cancer.

@article{McBride2007WithinstageRD,
  title={Within-stage racial differences in tumor size and number of positive lymph nodes in women with breast cancer.},
  author={Russell B McBride and Dawn L. Hershman and W Y Tsai and Judith S. Jacobson and Victor R. Grann and Alfred I. Neugut},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={110 6},
  pages={1201-8}
}
BACKGROUND Black women have higher breast cancer mortality rates, are more likely to be diagnosed at an advanced stage of disease, and have worse stage-for-stage survival than white women. It was hypothesized that differences in the tumor size and number of positive lymph nodes within each disease stage contribute to the survival disparity. METHODS In the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database, black and white women diagnosed with a first… CONTINUE READING

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