Racial Variation in Prostate Cancer Care Explored
February 01, 1997
In the United States, racial variations have been documented in the incidence, mortality, and clinical management of cancers of the breast, colon, lung, and prostate.[1-4] In conjunction with similar findings from nonmalignant diseases, such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, these data suggest that racial variations in medical care are widespread.[5-8] However, few empirical studies explain why these racial variations exist at all.