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Ethnicity influences breast cancer risk, diagnosis, and treatment but not survival, study finds

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b91 (Published 12 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b91
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    A woman’s risk of getting breast cancer, the stage at which it is diagnosed, and the treatment she gets all vary with ethnic background, a new UK study has found.

    But the researchers found, after adjusting fully for age, level of socioeconomic deprivation, stage of disease, and treatment received, that survival from breast cancer did not vary significantly (British Journal of Cancer doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6604852).

    The researchers, from King’s College London, analysed data on 35 631 women who received a diagnosis of breast cancer in southeast England between 1998 and 2003. The ethnic groups they looked at were white, …

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