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Race-related stress linked to delays in treatment of gynecologic cancers

Black patients undergoing treatment for gynecologic cancers report higher race-related stress as compared to White patients. The experience of racism was associated with increased treatment interruptions, increased length of treatment interruptions, and increased time to treatment initiation, in a survey of 70 Black and White women.

“The experience of racism is associated with negative impacts on cancer care delivery for Black women with gynecologic malignancies,” says researcher Dana Lewis, DO.

The study results were presented at a 2022 scientific meeting.

See “Experience of Racism Associated With Negative Effects on Cancer Care Delivery for Black Women With Gynecologic Malignancies” by Alana Hippensteele on the PharmacyTimes website (March 19, 2022)