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Prostate Cancer Disparities throughout the Cancer Control Continuum

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  • Meghan E. Borysova

    () (University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    The Center for Equal Health, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 13, Tampa, FL 33612, USA)

  • Dawood H. Sultan

    () (University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    The Center for Equal Health, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 13, Tampa, FL 33612, USA)

  • Ganna Chornokur

    () (The Center for Equal Health, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 13, Tampa, FL 33612, USA)

  • Kyle J. Dalton

    () (The Center for Equal Health, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 13, Tampa, FL 33612, USA)

  • Adewale Troutman

    () (University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Public Health Practice Program, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 56, Tampa, FL 33612, USA)

Abstract

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that 238,590 U.S. men will develop PCa and 29,720 men will die from the disease in 2013. PCa exhibits the most profound racial disparities of all cancers with African American men having a 70% higher incidence rate and more than two times higher mortality rate than Caucasian men. Published research on PCa disparities focuses on singular outcomes such as incidence, mortality or quality of life. The objective of this paper is to provide a comprehensive summary of the racial disparities found at each stage of the PCa Care Continuum which includes prevention , detection , treatments , and outcomes and survival . It focuses primarily on disparities among Caucasian (white) and African American men.

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  • Meghan E. Borysova & Dawood H. Sultan & Ganna Chornokur & Kyle J. Dalton & Adewale Troutman, 2013. "Prostate Cancer Disparities throughout the Cancer Control Continuum," Social Sciences, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 2(4), pages 1-23, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jscscx:v:2:y:2013:i:4:p:247-269:d:30290
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    Keywords

    prostate cancer; health; disparities; race; African American; cancer control continuum;

    JEL classification:

    • A - General Economics and Teaching
    • B - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology
    • N - Economic History
    • P - Economic Systems
    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines
    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

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