Black men have higher prostate cancer mortality rates if treated by less experienced surgeons, researchers found.
A survey of Black men in the Puget Sound area found that sometimes doctors contributed to roadblocks.
A UW Medicine urologist is collecting their stories as part of a study on the equity of care.
Findings suggest men undergoing cancer-risk genetic testing should be tested for mutations in this gene as well.
Both sexes have the same risk for inherited gene mutations, such as BRCA1/2 and PALB2.
The old recommendation of beginning screening at age 55 doesn't catch the early cancers, a new study notes.
False-positive results – and incorrect treatment – can occur when specific mutations, unrelated to cancer, are present in blood plasma.
In the Pacific Northwest, Black males are 60% more likely to die of prostate cancer than are men of other ethnicities.
Prostate cancer researchers and clinicians recommend reconsidering screening guidelines, saying benefits may outweigh potential harms.
News to cheer about: The American Cancer Society this week reported its biggest single-year drop in the cancer death rate. Some cancers, though, such as