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Patterns and Trends in Age-Specific Black-White Differences in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality - United States, 1999-2014.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016; 65(40):1093-1098MM

Abstract

Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women (1). Compared with white women, black women historically have had lower rates of breast cancer incidence and, beginning in the 1980s, higher death rates (1). This report examines age-specific black-white disparities in breast cancer incidence during 1999-2013 and mortality during 2000-2014 in the United States using data from United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) (2). Overall rates of breast cancer incidence were similar, but death rates remained higher for black women compared with white women. During 1999-2013, breast cancer incidence decreased among white women but increased slightly among black women resulting in a similar average incidence at the end of the period. Breast cancer incidence trends differed by race and age, particularly from 1999 to 2004-2005, when rates decreased only among white women aged ≥50 years. Breast cancer death rates decreased significantly during 2000-2014, regardless of age with patterns varying by race. For women aged ≥50 years, death rates declined significantly faster among white women compared with black women; among women aged <50 years, breast cancer death rates decreased at the same rate among black and white women. Although some of molecular factors that lead to more aggressive breast cancer are known, a fuller understanding of the exact mechanisms might lead to more tailored interventions that could decrease mortality disparities. When combined with population-based approaches to increase knowledge of family history of cancer, increase physical activity, promote a healthy diet to maintain a healthy bodyweight, and increase screening for breast cancer, targeted treatment interventions could reduce racial disparities in breast cancer.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27736827

Citation

Richardson, Lisa C., et al. "Patterns and Trends in Age-Specific Black-White Differences in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality - United States, 1999-2014." MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, vol. 65, no. 40, 2016, pp. 1093-1098.
Richardson LC, Henley SJ, Miller JW, et al. Patterns and Trends in Age-Specific Black-White Differences in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality - United States, 1999-2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016;65(40):1093-1098.
Richardson, L. C., Henley, S. J., Miller, J. W., Massetti, G., & Thomas, C. C. (2016). Patterns and Trends in Age-Specific Black-White Differences in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality - United States, 1999-2014. MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 65(40), pp. 1093-1098. doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6540a1.
Richardson LC, et al. Patterns and Trends in Age-Specific Black-White Differences in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality - United States, 1999-2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Oct 14;65(40):1093-1098. PubMed PMID: 27736827.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Patterns and Trends in Age-Specific Black-White Differences in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality - United States, 1999-2014. AU - Richardson,Lisa C, AU - Henley,S Jane, AU - Miller,Jacqueline W, AU - Massetti,Greta, AU - Thomas,Cheryll C, Y1 - 2016/10/14/ PY - 2016/10/14/entrez PY - 2016/10/14/pubmed PY - 2017/1/12/medline SP - 1093 EP - 1098 JF - MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report JO - MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. VL - 65 IS - 40 N2 - Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women (1). Compared with white women, black women historically have had lower rates of breast cancer incidence and, beginning in the 1980s, higher death rates (1). This report examines age-specific black-white disparities in breast cancer incidence during 1999-2013 and mortality during 2000-2014 in the United States using data from United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) (2). Overall rates of breast cancer incidence were similar, but death rates remained higher for black women compared with white women. During 1999-2013, breast cancer incidence decreased among white women but increased slightly among black women resulting in a similar average incidence at the end of the period. Breast cancer incidence trends differed by race and age, particularly from 1999 to 2004-2005, when rates decreased only among white women aged ≥50 years. Breast cancer death rates decreased significantly during 2000-2014, regardless of age with patterns varying by race. For women aged ≥50 years, death rates declined significantly faster among white women compared with black women; among women aged <50 years, breast cancer death rates decreased at the same rate among black and white women. Although some of molecular factors that lead to more aggressive breast cancer are known, a fuller understanding of the exact mechanisms might lead to more tailored interventions that could decrease mortality disparities. When combined with population-based approaches to increase knowledge of family history of cancer, increase physical activity, promote a healthy diet to maintain a healthy bodyweight, and increase screening for breast cancer, targeted treatment interventions could reduce racial disparities in breast cancer. SN - 1545-861X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27736827/Patterns_and_Trends_in_Age_Specific_Black_White_Differences_in_Breast_Cancer_Incidence_and_Mortality___United_States_1999_2014_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6540a1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -