Accession Number : ADA327016

Title :   Prior Mammography Utilization: Does it Explain Black-White Differences in Breast Cancer Outcomes?

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Apr 96-14 Apr 97,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA

Personal Author(s) : McCarthy, Ellen P. ; Moskowitz, Mark

PDF Url : ADA327016

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Older black women are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer as compared with older white women. Furthermore, black women are less likely to undergo mammography than white women. However, it is unknown whether differential use of mammography prior to breast cancer diagnosis accounts for black-white differences in stage at diagnosis. The purpose of this dissertation research is to determine the extent to which prior mammography use can explain differences in stage at diagnosis between older black and white women with breast cancer.

Descriptors :   *CAUCASIANS, *BLACKS(RACIAL GROUP), *BREAST CANCER, *MAMMOGRAPHY, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), WOMEN.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE