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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

press release: Study finds poorer cancer survival among First Nation adults in Canada (note: ovarian cancer)



Study finds poorer cancer survival among First Nation adults in Canada


Key study findings:
  • First Nations diagnosed with cancers of the colon and rectum, lung and bronchus, breast, prostate, oral cavity and pharynx, cervix, ovary or with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or leukemia all had significantly poorer five-year survival than non-Aboriginals. Disparities could not be explained by differences between First Nations and non-Aboriginals in income or where they live (e.g., an urban or rural area).
  • The largest absolute differences in survival rates between First Nations and non-Aboriginals were for cervical and ovarian cancers, where five-year survival was at least 20 percent higher among non-Aboriginals.
  • The largest relative differences in survival were for First Nations with prostate and breast cancers, the two most common cancers among men and women respectively. 
 A full copy of the study is available at http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2016/11/23/1055-9965.EPI-16-0706

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