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Title Trends in breast cancer by race and ethnicity: update 2006
Author Smigal, C
Secondary Authors Jemal A, Ward E, Cokkinides V, Smith R, Howe HL, Thun M
Publication Type (Help) article
Journal CA Cancer J Clin
Month May-Jun
Year 2006
Pages 168-83
Volume 56
Number 3
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PubMed ID 16737949
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Citation Smigal C, Jemal A, Ward E, Cokkinides V, Smith R, Howe HL, Thun M. Trends in breast cancer by race and ethnicity: update 2006. CA Cancer J Clin. 2006 May-Jun;56(3):168-83. PMID 16737949.
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Abstract

Approximately 212,920 new cases of invasive breast cancer, 61,980 in situ cases, and 40,970 deaths are expected to occur among U.S. women in the year 2006. The continuing increase in incidence (all stages combined) is limited to white women over age 50; recent trends are stable for African-American women over age 50 and white women under age 50, and decreasing for African-American women under age 50. Although incidence rates (all races combined) are substantially higher for women age 50 and over compared to women under age 50, approximately 23% of breast cancers are diagnosed in women under age 50. Below age 35, age-specific incidence rates are slightly higher among African-Americans compared to whites, but then cross over so that whites have substantially higher incidence at all later ages. However, death rates in African-American women remain 37% higher than in whites, despite lower incidence rates. Continued progress in the control of breast cancer will require sustained and increased efforts to provide high quality screening, diagnosis, and treatment to all segments of the population.



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breast
ethnicity
race
trends