Dartmouth Researcher Identifies Race Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Deaths

A new study published by a team led by Samir Soneji, PhD, an assistant professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) and Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center, shows that disparities in mortality rates from colorectal cancer due to racial differences increased from 1960 through 2005, even as the overall colorectal cancer mortality rate declined in the same period.

The study, published in the new issue of the American Journal of Public Health, found that African-American patients have consistently worse stage-specific colorectal cancer survival rates than Caucasian patients and the gap in survival rate has widened over time.

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