Diversity in Medicine
Number of cancer survivors with functional limitations doubled in 20 years
The 70% prevalence of functional limitation among survivors in 2018 is nearly twice that of the general population.
CLL: Black patients die sooner than White patients
Researchers suspect that multiple factors – including biology – could be behind the racial disparity found in this large study.
Guidelines for assessing cancer risk may need updating
Whole-exome sequencing reveals cancer risk mutations in patients that would not have qualified for testing based on current guidelines.
Poor representation of patients with darker skin phototypes in laser and light device studies
Analysis of skin phototypes reveals discrepancy in representation in cosmetic dermatology research.
Racial disparities in cardiotoxicity after chemotherapy
“The most important message is to look at preexisting cardiovascular disease, oncology diagnosis, and be aware of existing disparities in a...
Breast cancer screening advice ‘dangerous’ for black women
The current “one-size-fits-all” policy to screen the entire female population from a certain age may be “neither fair and equitable nor optimal...
African ancestry genetically linked to worse CRC outcomes
Results from a new study provide greater clarity regarding the genetic piece of the puzzle.
Circulating DNA has promise for cancer detection, but faces challenges
Unnecessary procedures and health care challenges could leave Whites as the primary beneficiaries.
Use age, not weight, to screen for diabetes; assess over 35s
‘If we make decisions about diabetes testing based on weight, we will miss some people from racial and ethnic minority groups who are developing...
AHA statement targets nuance in CVD risk assessment of women
Considering nonbiological and social factors when assessing CVD risk in women, particularly women of diverse races and ethnicities, is highlighted...