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Comment & Response
April 14, 2015

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Survival

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
  • 2Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

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JAMA. 2015;313(14):1475. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.2583

To the Editor Dr Iqbal and colleagues1 reported that black women with breast cancer had worse outcomes compared with other groups. The authors concluded that “much of the difference could be statistically accounted for by intrinsic biological differences such as lymph node metastasis, distant metastasis, and triple-negative behavior of tumors.”1

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