Boston Breast Cancer Equity Coalition
Eliminating racial disparities in breast cancer outcomes in Boston

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Incidence and Staging Disparities

Dr. Susan Gershman, Director of the Massachusetts Cancer Registry at the Department of Public Health presented Data on incidence and staging of breast cancer in the City of Boston.

Key Findings:

  • White, non-Hispanic females were significantly more likely to be diagnosed at the local stage compared to Black, non-Hispanic females
  • Black, non-Hispanic females were significantly more likely to be diagnosed at the regional or distant stage compared to White, non-Hispanic females
  • There were no significant differences for stage when White, non-Hispanic females were compared to Asian, non-Hispanic and Hispanic females
Sharon Bak