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Active surveillance safe for African Americans with low-risk prostate cancer

African American Male Doctor at a computer holding a stethoscope

Previous studies have shown that African American men are 2.4 times as likely to die from prostate cancer compared to non-Hispanic white men. This, plus a concern that African Americans may develop cancers that are more aggressive, has led to fewer Black men being offered active surveillance as a treatment strategy.

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source: Rishi Deka, Patrick T. Courtney, J. Kellogg Parsons, Tyler J. Nelson, Vinit Nalawade, Elaine Luterstein, Daniel R. Cherry, Daniel R. Simpson, Arno J. Mundt, James D. Murphy, Christopher J. Kane, Maria E. Martinez, Anthony V. D'Amico - Eurek Alert