Clinico-pathologic disparities of breast cancer in Hispanic/Latina women.

Clinico-pathologic disparities of breast cancer in Hispanic/Latina women. Breast Dis. 2018 Jan 23;: Authors: Nahleh Z, Botrus G, Dwivedi A, Badri N, Otoukesh S, Diab N, Biswas S, Jennings M, Elzamly S Abstract BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic/Latina women nationwide. Limited cancer research has been conducted in this population. El Paso, Texas is a large border city with a population of around 900,000, of which 85% are Latinos and would provide a suitable setting for this study. The aim of this study is to evaluate ethnic differences and cancer characteristics in Hispanic/latina women with breast cancer. METHODS: After IRB approval, we retrospectively analyzed the variables of patients with breast cancer treated consecutively at a large tertiary medical center in El Paso, TX between 2005-2015. Descriptive statistics, bivariate, and multivariable analyses were conducted. RESULTS: 1,252 patients were identified. Mean age at diagnosis was 57 years. 1074 were Hispanics/Latinas (86%). When comparing Hispanics versus non-Hispanics, 31% of Hispanics compared to 24% Non-Hispanics were diagnosed at age
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