Men with Medicaid are more likely to present with metastatic prostate cancer than men presenting with prostate cancer who have private insurance, according to a new study. There are racial disparities in terms of prostate cancer outcomes among those privately insured, but not among Medicaid recipients.
When presented with different options, patients perceived physicians that communicated face to face without the use of a computer as being more compassionate, professional, and as having better communication skills.
In this interview we discuss health disparities in cancer care, how redesigning cancer clinical trials can address some of these disparities, and goals for the “next generation” of cancer health disparities research.
From 1989 to 2015, breast cancer death rates decreased by 39%, according to findings from a report from the American Cancer Society. This decrease translates to well over a quarter of a million averted breast cancer deaths in the United States.