Selected inflammatory breast cancer research published in 2018
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Gudina, AT., et al. (2018) Racial/ethnic disparities in inflammatory breast cancer survival in the Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. doi: 10.1007/s10549-018-5037-y.
While racial disparities in inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) incidence are fairly well documented, with black women having significantly higher rates compared to white women; less is known about whether IBC prognosis differs by race/ethnicity. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess racial/ethnic disparities in survival among women diagnosed with IBC in the Michigan Cancer Surveillance Program (MCSP) from 1998 to 2014.
A comprehensive case definition should be utilized to avoid underestimation of IBC and to better understand this aggressive disease. Further research is needed to identify underlying causes and develop effective interventions to reduce IBC survival disparities between NHB and NHW women.