American Society of Clinical Oncology 2018

Overall Survival Differences Between African-American and Caucasian Men With Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

  • Susan Halabi, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

African-American men in the U.S. are diagnosed at a later stage of prostate cancer than Caucasian men and have higher prostate cancer incidence, higher mortality rates, and unequal access to care. Based on this, the study hypothesized that African-American men with advanced and lethal prostate cancer would have worse survival than Caucasian men. Analysis of the metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients enrolled in the National Clinical Trials Network, however, revealed instead a 24% lower risk of death among African-American men than among Caucasian men, according…

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