New Study Implicates Healthcare Utilization Rates in Colorectal Cancer Disparities – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Differences in African-American cancer rates have led to studies of both genetic codes and cultural habits of African-Americans and Caucasians. Dr. Adeyinka Laiyemo is with the National Cancer Institute.
Laieymo: It has long been debated all the higher incidents and mortality from colorectal cancer that is seen in blacks is it because they don’t have access and probably do not utilize access even if they have it to health care resources or is it because they have a different susceptibility to colon cancers?
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