Navigation Links
U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study
Date:1/17/2013

THURSDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. lung cancer death rates are higher among blacks than whites, and highest among blacks who live in the most segregated counties, a new study finds.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the nation, and blacks have the highest lung cancer incidence and death rates.

In this study, researchers analyzed national data to examine the relationship between lung cancer death, race and segregation.

The lung cancer death rates between 2003 and 2007 were about 59 percent for blacks and 52 percent for whites per 100,000 people, according to Dr. Awori Hayanga, of the University of Washington, Seattle, and colleagues.

The investigators also found that 32 percent of the U.S. population lives in counties with high segregation, 40 percent in counties with moderate segregation, and 28 percent in counties with low segregation. Segregation was highest in the Northeast, Midwest and South, and lowest in the Northwest.

Blacks living in counties with the highest levels of segregation had a 10 percent higher lung cancer death rate than those in counties with the lowest levels of segregation. This was true regardless of blacks' socioeconomic status.

This increased risk in highly segregated counties was not seen in whites. Whites in the most segregated counties had a 3 percent lower lung cancer death rate than those in the least segregated counties, according to the study in the January issue of the journal JAMA Surgery.

The researchers noted that counties with high levels of segregation tend to have more poverty and social problems, and less access to health care. Public health efforts, such as quit-smoking and early cancer-screening programs, should become priorities in these counties in order to reduce lung cancer death rates, they suggested in a journal news release.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about '/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer
3. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
4. How a cancer drug leads to diabetes
5. You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
6. New drug prevents spread of human prostate cancer cells
7. Eliminating the good cholesterol receptor may fight breast cancer
8. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
9. Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints
10. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
11. Targeted therapeutics for colon cancer to be presented at AACR meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
U.S. Lung Cancer Deaths Highest for Blacks in Segregated Areas: Study 
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 A new report ... 80 percent of doctors in the U.S. have upgraded to ... , Doctors appear to be embracing more digital options. Online ... linking them to past patient histories, the latest published studies, ... , A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... The Arm Lift, also known as brachioplasty, ... skin from the upper arms to create a more toned, ... arm can become lax and may begin to sag, resulting ... the appearance of sagging upper arms, and seek treatment to ... is now offering brachioplasty to tighten and improve the ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, ... to celebrate “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a new major motion picture ... hundred-foot journey begins in the moment when you bravely drop ... that is far out of your comfort zone. It is ... changes the course of your life for the better. ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 ... market for sugar alcohols, commonly known as food polyols, ... confectionery sectors. Rising incidence of obesity, growing ... rapidly aging population vulnerable to diabetes are some of ... market. With growing number of scientific studies validating the ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Freeslate, Inc ... solutions for biopharmaceutical development, today announced its feature ... Formulations” by Jim Kling. Topics of this ... formulations and how automation can help address many ... formulations have been a growing focus of pharmaceutical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Doctors Embracing Changing Technologies, And Technology Brings Options to Treatment 2Health News:Doctors Embracing Changing Technologies, And Technology Brings Options to Treatment 3Health News:How to Get Toned Arms With Arm Lift Procedure 2Health News:How to Get Toned Arms With Arm Lift Procedure 3Health News:The Republic of Tea Unveils New Tea Inspired by “The Hundred-Foot Journey” 2Health News:The Republic of Tea Unveils New Tea Inspired by “The Hundred-Foot Journey” 3Health News:Rising Incidence of Diabetes and Obesity Drives the Global Sugar Alcohols Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Health News:Rising Incidence of Diabetes and Obesity Drives the Global Sugar Alcohols Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Health News:Freeslate Featured in BioProcess International Article Discussing Challenges and Solutions to Highly Concentrated Protein Formulations 2Health News:Freeslate Featured in BioProcess International Article Discussing Challenges and Solutions to Highly Concentrated Protein Formulations 3
... immediately spot the victims of a bite from the Brazilian ... and an increase in blood pressure, they also sport an ... quest for more Viagras. Scientists say they have figured out ... boost. , “The erection is a side effect ...
... the cancer cells ensure that new blood vessels feed it ... that this can be blocked by a drug commonly used ... Research at Johns Hopkins have discovered that in mice itraconazole ... "We were surprised, to say the least, that itraconazole popped ...
... millions of hours of work productivity this spring//. ,A ... including sneezing, watery eyes and runny and itchy noses, found ... peak hay fever season. ,While missing an hour ... to 50 million Americans suffer from at least some symptoms ...
... can result in serious injury and affect people of all ... yet receives little// , if any, instruction on ladder use ... the May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine ... (CIRP) at Columbus Children’s Hospital, more than 2.1 million individuals ...
... survey reveals that more than one in three HIV positive gay ... in the journal Sexually// Transmitted Infections . Yet, that’s ... that they do the same. ,The findings based on ... London, Manchester, and Brighton between 2003 and 2004, involved information on ...
... dietary changes could be helpful to improve sexual dysfunction ... dysfunction (FSD) includes a variety of disorders that are ... problems with orgasm or pain during sexual activity. ... most loving relationships. It is also an extremely complex ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Brazil Spider Offers Hope for Those Suffering from Erectile Dysfunction 2Health News:Hay Fever Can Send Work Productivity Down the Drain 2Health News:Hay Fever Can Send Work Productivity Down the Drain 3Health News:Ladder-related Injuries on the Rise in U.S 2Health News:Condom Promotion-Crucial To HIV/AIDS Prevention 2Health News:Condom Promotion-Crucial To HIV/AIDS Prevention 3Health News:Simple Changes in Diet Could Improve Sex Life of Women 2
(Date:7/23/2014)... Pharmavite LLC announced that Timothy "Tim" Toll ... immediately. Toll recently served as Pharmavite,s executive vice president ... private label and sales administration in the ... Toll will expand his responsibilities to include international sales, ... appointment to chief customer officer is part of a ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... July 23, 2014  RT Oncology Services Corporation today ... join its board of directors. Mr. Mundie is currently ... he works on strategic projects within the company and ... chief research and strategy officer. ... RainTree, said, "Craig is a visionary technology executive. His ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... -- Top Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael ... which discusses tips for parents about pool safety for children. ... According to US News article, "Drowning is the ... aged 1 to 4, and can occur in as little ... the article says that watching a child in the water ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Craig Mundie Joins RainTree Oncology Board of Directors 2Craig Mundie Joins RainTree Oncology Board of Directors 3Premier Staten Island Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel Comments On Article Discussing Pool Safety Tips for Parents 2
... 21 /PRNewswire/ Terumo Heart, Inc. today,announced the discharge of ... Assist System (LVAS). The patient was,discharged home on August ... after receiving the device., The patient is a ... heart failure for nearly 20 years. He is the ...
... have a study,that is falling behind with recruitment? Have ... media but still have not seen the,desired results? Perhaps ... to help,your sites navigate the world of media placements ... Argonauta Assist(TM) service," says Ms. Ann Kottcamp,President of Argonauta ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Discharge of First U.S. DuraHeart(TM) Patient 2Argonauta Assist(TM)ance: Argonauta Communications Strives to Enhance Site-Based Recruitment Efforts 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: