Soc. Sci. 2013, 2(4), 247-269; doi:10.3390/socsci2040247

Prostate Cancer Disparities throughout the Cancer Control Continuum

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Received: 10 September 2013; in revised form: 29 October 2013 / Accepted: 30 October 2013 / Published: 8 November 2013
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Abstract: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that 238,590 U.S. men will develop PCa and 29,720 men will die from the disease in 2013. PCa exhibits the most profound racial disparities of all cancers with African American men having a 70% higher incidence rate and more than two times higher mortality rate than Caucasian men. Published research on PCa disparities focuses on singular outcomes such as incidence, mortality or quality of life. The objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive summary of the racial disparities found at each stage of the PCa Care Continuum which includes prevention, detection, treatments, and outcomes and survival. It focuses primarily on disparities among Caucasian (white) and African American men.
Keywords: prostate cancer; health; disparities; race; African American; cancer control continuum
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Borysova, M.E.; Sultan, D.H.; Chornokur, G.; Dalton, K.J.; Troutman, A. Prostate Cancer Disparities throughout the Cancer Control Continuum. Soc. Sci. 2013, 2, 247-269.

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Borysova ME, Sultan DH, Chornokur G, Dalton KJ, Troutman A. Prostate Cancer Disparities throughout the Cancer Control Continuum. Social Sciences. 2013; 2(4):247-269.

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Borysova, Meghan E.; Sultan, Dawood H.; Chornokur, Ganna; Dalton, Kyle J.; Troutman, Adewale. 2013. "Prostate Cancer Disparities throughout the Cancer Control Continuum." Soc. Sci. 2, no. 4: 247-269.

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