This Viewpoint describes the contribution of racial bias to disparities in health care and discusses the need to increase awareness of disparities and work toward eliminating discrimination and its adverse effects.
This observational database study using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results 18 registries reports that among US women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, varied by race and ethnicity.
Gutiérrez and coauthors examine whether the association of urinary albumin excretion with coronary heart disease (CHD) events differs by race in a prospective cohort study of 28 207 black and white US adults (aged ≥45 years) enrolled 2003-2007 with follow-up through December 31, 2009. Winkelmayer and Weiner provide comment in the related Editorial.
Robinson-Cohen and coauthors examine the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with risk of coronary heart disease in a multiethnic population. In an Editorial, Norris discusses important insights for further research into the complex relationships among race/ethnicity, vitamin D, and coronary heart disease.