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Study links neighborhood factors, breast cancer rates in African-American women

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Neighborhood characteristics such as racial composition and poverty rates are associated with increased risks of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses and higher mortality rates among urban black women, a new analysis of recent breast cancer research shows.

Study: For Black Women With Breast Cancer, Segregation & Other Factors Linked To Worse Outcomes by illinoispublicmedia

A new review finds that segregation, poverty and lack of access to health care facilities are linked to lower rates of survival for African-American women with breast cancer.