Prostate Cancer Screening: A Racial Dichotomy

Isis Calsoyas & M. Suzanne Stratton
THE RACIAL DISPARITY OBSERVED IN PROSTATE cancer incidence and mortality rates between African American and white men in the United States is the subject of intense investigation. Various reports, including those of the American Cancer Society (ACS)1 and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute,2 indicate that African American men are at the highest risk for developing prostate cancer and have overall mortality rates 2-fold higher than white men. In...
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