Study reveals similar survival of African-American and white men with prostate cancer in an equal-access health care system

(Wiley) Among men with prostate cancer who received care from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health System, an equal-access health care system, African-American men did not have more advanced disease at the time of diagnosis or die earlier than white men, unlike trends seen in the greater US population of patients with prostate cancer. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
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