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Comment & Response
May 7, 2019

Racial Disparities in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
JAMA. 2019;321(17):1726-1727. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.2060

To the Editor Black men in the United States have a higher risk of being diagnosed as having and dying of prostate cancer compared with nonblack men.1 There are several plausible mechanisms: risk factors (lifestyle, diet, comorbidities), genetic risk/biology, or inequalities in access to high-quality care. It is critical to evaluate each of these mechanisms to reduce disparities.

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