Insurance, Income Don’t Explain ‘Race Gap’ in Breast Cancer Care

October 13, 2010  |  

(HealthDay News) — The so-called racial gap in breast cancer care has long been known by researchers, with black and Hispanic women less likely to get recommended breast cancer treatments than white patients.  “Less well known is what the issue is — is it race itself or something else contributing?” said Dr. Rachel Freedman, a medical oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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