African Americans at higher risk for pancreatic cancer at younger age

HONOLULU — Study data suggest that urban African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma at a younger age and are less likely to receive treatment, according to a presenter at ACG 2015. “African Americans have a disproportionately higher incidence and mortality from pancreatic cancer as compared to other ethnic groups,” … Continued

Tumor mutations, survival in stage 3 colon cancer differ by race

Genetic tumor mutations status in BRAF and KRAS genes and survival rates in stage 3 colon cancer patients differ based on race, according to an analysis of a phase 3 randomized trial cohort. “These findings put the issue of race more prominently on the radar of investigators that cancer biology may contribute to race-based disparities,”Harry … Continued

Prostate Cancer Surveillance Criteria May Not Be Accurate for African American Men

A new study by Oleksandr N. Kryvenko, M.D., a urologic pathologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, revealed that African American men with prostate cancer produce less prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and have significantly lower PSA density (PSAD) than Caucasian men. These findings, which were published in … Continued