Racial disparities receding for women with breast cancer 

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Racial disparities receding for women with breast cancer 

There has been some level of improvement in closing the race gap in breast cancer treatment.

Racial disparities between black and white breast cancer patients are receding, according to a report released Thursday. Younger women of both races benefit equally from timely treatment, but differences in death rates still exist for black and white women over age 50, a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates.

Led by Dr. Lisa Richardson, director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, the CDC researchers examined rates of breast cancer occurrence in women between 1999 and 2013 and rates of breast cancer deaths between 2000 and 2014, using data from the United States Cancer Statistics report.
Approximately 221,000 breast cancers were diagnosed in women of any race each year during the period from 2009 through 2013. Between 2010 and 2014, about 41,000 deaths from breast cancer occurred each year. Comparing the figures for African-American and European-American women, the team discovered some welcome news.

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