Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 02, 2010
Race not root of disparity in lung cancer between whites and blacks
Race itself was not a prognostic factor of overall survival among black patients with lung cancer, according to data from a retrospective study presented at the Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

AAP president discusses impact of health care reform
Judith S. Palfrey, M.D., F.A.A.P., president of the American Academy of Pediatrics will address attendees on Saturday, Oct.

A painless way to achieve huge energy savings: Stop wasting food
Scientists have identified a way that the United States could immediately save the energy equivalent of about 350 million barrels of oil a year -- without spending a penny or putting a ding in the quality of life: Just stop wasting food.

Lack of private health insurance impacted cancer survival
Lack of private health insurance and its consequent lack of access to care appears to affect mortality among patients with uterine cancer and may partly explain the mortality disparity between African-Americans and other racial groups, according to data presented at the Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

The impact of 'nature-deficit disorder' on the health of children
Richard Louv, the author who coined the phrase,

Decreased survival for Puerto Rican women with 'triple-negative' breast cancer subtype
Puerto Rican women who had breast cancer that lacked estrogen and progesterone receptors and did not overexpress the HER2neu protein (triple-negative) had worse survival than those with other types of invasive breast cancer, according to a study presented at the Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

Racial differences in breast cancer treatment persist despite similar economics
African-American women with breast cancer living in Washington, D.C., are more likely to experience delays in treatment regardless of insurance type, socioeconomic status and cancer characteristics such as stage and grade.

Social support post-cancer lacking among minority women
Nonwhite women reported receiving less social support than white women after cancer treatment, according to data presented at the Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held Sept.
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