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Prostate Cancer Screening: Black Men Less Likely to Get Follow-Up MRI

Black, Hispanic and Asian men in the United States are less likely than white men to receive a follow-up MRI after a screening suggests prostate cancer, a new study finds.

“We can’t say definitively if the reason Black, Hispanic, and Asian men did not receive this particular test is that physicians did not refer them for it, or if the patients opted themselves out of further testing,” said study author Danny Hughes, a professor in the Georgia Tech College of Liberal Arts School of Economics, in Atlanta.

“Regardless, these disparities do highlight the need to understand what is happening and how to ensure patients of all races and ethnicities receive the best possible care,” Hughes said in a university news release.

Read the full article here.

source: Robert Preidt - WebMD