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Unfair treatment of offspring more likely to harm the health of African-American mothers compared with Hispanic or white counterparts.
Black and Hispanic patients who call for appointments are also more likely than whites to be asked about their insurance status.
When treated at nonminority hospitals, however, Black patients experienced a 3% decrease in mortality over a 10-year period.
The disparity is likely due in part to a low representation of minority physicians in cancer subspecialties.
Black and Latino patients are less likely to be treated in cardiac care units upon admission.
The study raises concerns about the effectiveness of cancer drugs, as genetic differences may affect how someone responds to a drug.
Study findings confirm that Black babies face inequality beginning at birth.
Having health insurance increases early detection and timely treatment for many cancers.
Black women face additional burdens along their risk-management journey, researchers say.
The Cempa Talks initiative is based in Chattanooga, where more than 55 percent of people living with HIV are African American.
With a likely increasing proportion of the HIV population virally suppressed, addressing disparities, especially racial ones, is vital.
African Americans may actually have a genetic predisposition to more aggressive tumors
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